Strive Mobility supports WeThe15 (https://www.wethe15.org/the-campaign):
1. Around 15 per cent of the world’s population live with disabilities. They are the world’s largest minority (WHO)
2. 40% of the 1.2 billion people with disabilities worldwide live below the poverty line (IDCC)
3. 50% of all people with disabilities can’t afford healthcare
4. In developing countries, 90% of children with disabilities do not attend schools (UNESCO)
5. Around 1 in 7 disabled people aged 16 to 59 years in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse in the last 12 months (year ending March 2020), compared with about 1 in 20 non-disabled people ie 3 times more (ONS).
6. In developing countries, 80% to 90% of persons with disabilities of working age are unemployed, whereas in industrialized countries the figure is between 50% and 70% (UN)
7. In most developed countries the official unemployment rate for persons with disabilities of working age is at least twice that for those who have no disability (UN)
8. Studies on disability legislation shows that only 45 countries have anti-discrimination and other disability-specific laws
9. The number of people with a disability are dramatically increasing. This is due to demographic trends and increases in chronic health conditions (WHO). 1991 Brazilian census reported only a 1 percent to 2 percent disability rate, but the 2001 census recorded a 14.5 percent disability rate. There were similar jumps in the measured rate of disability in Turkey (12.3 percent) and Nicaragua (10.1 percent)
10. Even prior to COVID-19, one survey (https://www.VisitBritain.org) found that 52% of adults with a disability in the UK had not taken a holiday anywhere in the previous 12 months. One major reason cited for not taking a holiday is the lack of suitable facilities (including accommodation and mobility equipment)
Strive Mobility supports WeThe15: IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE!