UNESCO’s newly launched project titled "Story for Development" invites persons with disabilities from all over the world to tell and share their stories in order to identify and to explore the enabling factors and facilitators for persons with disabilities around the world to be empowered and what supported them in their efforts
This project aims to demonstrate before government authorities, legislators, decision-makers, and key stakeholders that persons with disabilities from all age groups and backgrounds can be and are ‘empowered,’ act as active agents, and contributing members to the creation of wealth in our societies.
In other words, the online platform aims to mainstream a shift of perspective on disability-issues, demonstrating that removing barriers to participation can enable persons with disabilities to achieve their potential and contribute to development. The collection of stories will constitute an essential set of case studies and data from persons with disabilities to develop informed policies and encourage community action. The platform has a forum tool and promotes the creation of an online community of collaboration identifying common barriers and facilitators for inclusion.
UNESCO kindly invite you to share your inspiring Story using the website
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team by email
UNESCO hope to publish and share as many stories as possible from all over the world, helping UNESCO and all relevant stakeholders, including decision-makers to build new data for more inclusive public policies as well as mainstream a shift of perspective on disability-issues.