West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday underlined the need for working together to ensure that everyone with cerebral palsy is not deprived of the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else. Taking to her Twitter handle on the occasion of World Cerebral Palsy Day today, Ms Banerjee said, ” Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day. We must all work together to ensure that everyone with CP has the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else. ”
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with Cerebral Palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 75 countries. The vision is to ensure that children and adults with Cerebral Palsy (CP) have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in the society.
It’s more than just an awareness day, it is an opportunity to celebrate and express pride in the lives and achievements of those with CP and the people and the organisations that support them, to create a powerful voice for those with CP to change their world
Connect organisations across the globe so they are better equipped to meet the needs of those with CP, create new solutions to everyday problems, act as a catalyst for social change and education campaigns that create solutions to universal challenges, to produce tangible, actions and outcomes that measurably improve the lives of those with CP, raise awareness of CP and the issues that affect people with CP at a local, national and international level to create more inclusive societies.
The project is coordinated by the World Cerebral Palsy Initiative, a group of non-profit cerebral palsy organisations with a global vision to create real change for people living with CP. There are 17 million people across the world living with cerebral palsy (CP). Another 350 million people are closely connected to a child or adult with CP.
It is the most common physical disability in childhood. CP is a permanent disability that affects movement. Its impact can range from a weakness in one hand to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement. (UNI)