Facts

Disability

All people are different and have different conditions and resources. We say people with disabilities. For example, "a woman with a developmental disorder", not "a developmentally disabled woman".

Disability means that a person has a disability of a physical, mental or intellectual disability. The reduction can occur as a result of malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, illness or injury, be congenital or have arisen after birth. Sometimes it seems that a person has a disability, sometimes not. Sometimes aids can compensate for a disability.

Disabilities are the limitations and obstacles that a person encounters in relation to their environment. It is the environment or the environment that is disabled. The limitations mainly consist of lack of accessibility. A person cannot have a disability, but it is something that arises in the interaction between a person with a disability and different types of obstacles in environments.

Agenda 2030

MyRight works on the basis of the UN's global sustainability goals in Agenda 2030, which specifically address people with disabilities. Read more about that work here!
Persons with disabilities are the world's largest minority. Despite this, there is a lack of reliable statistics on persons with disabilities in the world. There are several reasons.
Here you can view MyRight's videos, reports and brochures.
MyRight's activities are based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).