What is WeThe15?

WeThe15 is a global movement, which was founded by a coalition of organisations from sport, human rights, policy, communications, business, arts and entertainment, uniting to change attitudes and create more opportunities for persons with disabilities, as well as improve mobility and accessibility.

What do we want to achieve?

To end discrimination and transform the lives of the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities so they can be visible and active members of an inclusive society.

What are our objectives?

1Put persons with disabilities at the heart of the diversity and inclusion agenda

2Implement a range of activities targeting governments, businesses and the public over the next decade to drive social inclusion for persons with disabilities

3Break down societal and systemic barriers that are preventing persons with disabilities from fulfilling their potential and being active members of society

4Ensure greater awareness, visibility, and representation of persons with disabilities

5Provide education on the social model of disability to dispel global societal and cultural misconceptions and explain that disability is created by societal and systemic barriers rather than an individual’s impairment

6Promote the role of assistive technology as a vehicle to driving social inclusion

A man in a wheelchair with a young child on his lap. Wording on the picture saying that’s not our reality.

Why now for WeThe15?

With COVID-19 disproportionately impacting persons with disabilities, now is the time to act. As the world aims to build back better post-pandemic, we must align everyone with the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations and ensure we do not leave one billion persons with disabilities behind.