Disability Demands Justice
Our identities shape the way we see the world around us and how we are viewed by the world.
15% of the global population lives with a disability or disabilities, and people living with disabilities experience inequality in all its forms. To build a world where everyone is equal, we need to recognize how disability interconnects with the issues of social justice and follow the lead of the individuals at the center of the fight.
True social change cannot take place without addressing the needs of the most marginalized in society. And social justice cannot exist without disability inclusion — essentially, disability demands justice. There are a number of ways we can create a world that is inclusive for all, and free from disability discrimination. This starts with inclusive leadership, which can only happen when the disability community is invited into discussions and encouraged to lead the way in our advocacy towards disability rights.
In this series, learn how breaking down discriminatory narratives and systems can unlock potential and value for everyone, and why without disability justice, racial, economic, and gender justice cannot be realized.
There Is No Justice Without Disability
It’s time to expand the definition of justice. Around the globe, people living with disabilities experience inequality in all its forms. To build a world where everyone is equal, we need to recognize how disability interconnects with the issues of social justice and follow the lead of the individuals at the center of the fight.
By centering intersectionality and the voices of those most marginalized—from people of color and queer to immigrants and indigenous people—disability justice encourages us to see how society’s diverse systems of oppression reinforce each other and affect every member of the disability community.
Ending inequality is a shared struggle, and only by working together will we remove the obstacles ahead and create a future of opportunity for all.