#DrawDisability is a global campaign launched by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and the United Nations Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG).
The campaign has two main goals:
- To encourage dialogue and raise awareness on disability and related issues among teachers and students within educational environments;
- To create a global art project focused on disability.
Schools from all over the planet will be encouraged to get involved in the project. Teachers will receive guidelines containing information about disability and inclusion, and will be invited to promote critical reflections and awareness on disability within the classroom. Children with and without disabilities will then be encouraged to #DrawDisability. Drawings will portray their understanding and feelings towards disability and related issues, such as accessibility, inclusion and discrimination. The best drawings will be showcased at the World Education Forum in May 2015 in Incheon, South Korea, and the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP-CRPD) in June 2015 New York, USA.
Photo: Michael Chen