International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination March 21st,2024 is in support of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination


We like to ex knowledge that Self Advocates has Disabilities are discriminated by  all aspect of our society we like to highlight why is it important to eliminate  hate,discrimination and Ablelism

Self Advocates want people to know that we are people we are asking that people respect our disabilities treat us as you like be treated to  

The 2024 theme of the International Day is “A Decade of Recognition, Justice, and Development: Implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent”.

 What is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960.

In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination. On that occasion, the General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on 21 March, would be organized annually in all States.

Since then, the apartheid system in South Africa has been dismantled. Racist laws and practices have been abolished in many countries, and we have built an international framework for fighting racism, guided by the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Convention is now nearing universal ratification, yet still, in all regions, too many individuals, communities and societies suffer from the injustice and stigma that racism brings.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:

“Today, on this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we reaffirm our commitment to building a fairer, kinder, and more inclusive Canada.

“Our efforts to combat systemic racism are spearheaded by Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy. The Strategy takes a comprehensive, cross-government approach to remove barriers and make Canada more inclusive. As part of the Strategy, we are giving communities and organizations the tools they need to eliminate inequities and combat racism, including through funding, knowledge sharing, and collaboration on joint initiatives. We are also working to create our first-ever Action Plan on Combatting Hate to help address hate incidents, hate crimes, and violent extremism.

“Through the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and the Government of Canada’s 2023-2028 Action Plan, we are advancing our commitment to working with Indigenous partners to achieve the objectives of the UN Declaration, including addressing injustices and combatting prejudice, racism, and discrimination against First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.

“Through the Black Entrepreneurship Program and the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative, we’re supporting Black entrepreneurs and local community organizations. Furthermore, Canada is extending its efforts under the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, to make sure Black Canadians have opportunities to reach their full potential.

“Diversity is our greatest strength. On this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, I invite everyone to learn more about what they can do to foster a more inclusive society, free of racism and hate. Let’s renew our commitment to build a future where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.”

This is on Justin Trudeau website go to the link here


Premier David Eby has issued the following statement marking International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

This is on BC Govt website go to the link here

Govt of Canada info

United Nations Information

Ableism 101



What is ableism? from United Nations Human Rights on Vimeo.

What is Ableism?

Ableism is the discrimination of and social prejudice against people with disabilities based on the belief that typical abilities are superior. At its heart, ableism is rooted in the assumption that disabled people require ‘fixing’ and defines people by their disability. Like racism and sexism, ableism classifies entire groups of people as ‘less than,’ and includes harmful stereotypes, misconceptions, and generalizations of people with disabilities.

Types of Ableism

Based on the manifestation, ableism can be divided into following categories

  • Physical Ableism – The ableism that manifests in the form of discrimination against persons with a disability based on a person’s physical appearance.
  • Mental Ableism – It is the discrimination based on the mental health condition of an individual or their cognitive abilities.
  • Medical Ableism – The medical model of disability is based on medical ableism. It sees persons with disabilities as something that need to be fixed. It quantifies individuals against the standard ‘normal’ body and seeks to make every body at par with the normal body.
  • Structural Ableism – It is the ableism that creates structural hindrances by creating inaccessible infrastructure. Failing to provide accessibility to persons with disabilities in the form of ramps, special education, accessibility features in websites, etc. fall under the category of structural ableism.
  • Cultural Ableism – It is the social discrimination done against persons with disabilities. The examples may include exclusion of persons with disabilities from social gatherings or not treating persons with disabilities with equality in society.
  • Internalized Ableism – The internalized ableism is the most unique category of ableism; it is discrimination done by a disabled individuals against themselves and other disabled individuals. When a disabled individual thinks that disability is something to be ashamed of and sees herself as inferior to others then it is due to internalized ableism.
  • Hostile Ableism – When social or cultural ableism gets hostile towards certain disability or disabled individuals then it is called hostile ableism. An example may include disowning of a child with a disability. Eugenics is also an example of hostile ableism.
  • Benevolent Ableism – This is the discrimination where disabled individuals are seen as someone that needs to be taken care of like a child. In this type of ableism, the disabled individual is not seen as a participating adult.
  • Ambivalent Ableism – This ableism lies somewhere between hostile and benevolent ableism.


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