The joint themes for this year’s UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) are:
- Disability and Hidden Impairment
- Disability Sex and Relationships
Running since 2010, this is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of our struggle for equality and human rights. The 4-week period covers covers HIV/AIDS Day (1 December), International Day of People with Disabilities (3 December) and International Human Rights Day (10 December). It also follows on directly from Anti-Bullying Week (19-23 November) which is important as 2.5 times as much bullying is recorded towards disabled as compared to non-disabled young people (70-80% of young disabled people claim to have been bullied in school and college).
To find out what events are going on around the UK and near you and ways in which you can get involved, plus resources to support you and your work, please visit https://ukdhm.org/
To join the online launch event Thursday 18 November 19.00