Disability History Month (DHM) runs from 22 November – 22 December each year.
DHM provides an opportunity to raise awareness of current threats to disabled people, including disability hate crime and the impact of the welfare reform and public sector cuts.
The purpose of the month is to raise the profile of disabled people’s rights and to advocate disability equality through celebrating the historical and contemporary struggles and achievements of disabled people globally.
This year, the theme PCS has adopted is to challenge attitudes and behaviour that lead to disability hate crime and incidents.
The campaign aims to raise awareness about disability hate crime/incidents; explain how the government’s austerity programme and parts of the media have helped to shape negative attitudes towards disabled people and fuel disability hate crime and encourage disability hate crimes and incidents to be reported.
Both are available to download from the resources box on the right.
There is also a short quiz which can used at meetings.
You will also find resources from UK DHM 2011 as these were very well received.
An event is also planned on Tuesday 4 December at PCS HQ from 2pm. Further details will be posted shortly.
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