Disability: Move to Include at the One Young World Summit 2014

Disability came under the spotlight at the One Young World Summit in Dublin last week, as six  Irish disability advocates and activists took to the stage to discuss perceptions of disability, the differences that make us who we are, and what changes need to happen to create true inclusion.

Caroline Casey, Mark Pollock, Joanne O’Riordan, Sinéad Burke, Adam Harris and Niall Breslin spoke about how every one of us should be able to reach our potential and to celebrate our differences and our individuality, examining some of the barriers on the way and what can be done to remove them.

One billion people across the world – or 15% of the global population – live with a disability, and this session at the Summit aimed to kickstart thinking among delegates on a global movement for inclusion and equality.

The One Young World Summit 2014, which took place in Dublin between October 15th and 18th, brought over 1,250 young leaders from 190 countries together to debate the various issues and problems in our world today, and to explore possible solutions to overcome them.

To watch the Disability: Move to Include session at the One Young World Summit, please click here.