For World Down Syndrome Day 2022, we asked, what does inclusion mean?

People with Down syndrome, families, advocates, professionals and organisations all around the world are speaking up to tell us what they think inclusion means.

Watch these videos to learn what we are hearing, including the presentations given at the United Nations in New York and Geneva to mark WDSD 2022.

WDSD 2022 YouTube playlist

Why 'inclusion means'?

In its general principles, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) calls for: “Full and effective participation and inclusion in society”

But the reality is that people with Down syndrome and disabilities today do not benefit from full and effective participation and inclusion in society.

There are many reasons for this. One reason is that there is a lack of agreed understanding of what inclusion is and what inclusive systems look like in practice.

So, we asked people with Down syndrome, families, advocates, professionals, organisations and indeed anyone around the world, to tell us: "#InclusionMeans …"

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Find out what we think inclusion means in our key areas of work and how you can work with us to advocate for full inclusion for all:

Inclusive Education

Inclusive Employment

Inclusive Health

Inclusive Organisations