What is #WeThe15

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This week over 4000 athletes will arrive in Tokyo for the Paralympic Games.

As part of the Paralympics a new global campaign has been launched called ‘WeTheFifteen’. Its aim is to tackle discrimination against disabled people by making a more inclusive society.

#WeTheFifteen hopes to raise awareness of the 15% of the world’s population who have a disability. Estimates predict that by 2030 one billion people will have a disability.

To mark the launch of #wethe15 more than 85 international landmarks were lit up on Wednesday evening in the colour purple. This colour widely recognised by campaigners as representing the spending power of disabled people.

Landmarks included the Empire State Building in New York, the Coliseum in Rome, and the London Eye.

Meanwhile, online platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat showed their support with purple filters.

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10 months ago

This is very interesting! I never even knew about #wethe15 and I totally agree, they should try to stop discrimination against people who were born or diagnosed with disabilities

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