Disability awareness days observed in the Republic of Serbia

1 March – International Wheelchair Day

11 March – International Kidney Day

21 March – World Down Syndrome Day

2 April – World Autism Awareness Day

5 May – European Independent Living Day

23 – 29 May – Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week

30 May – World Multiple Sclerosis Day

7 September – World Duchenne Awareness Day

21 – 27 September – International Week of the Deaf

23 September – International Day of Sign Language

6 October – World Cerebral Palsy Day

9 October – European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation

13 October – World Sight Day

15 October – White Cane Day

14 November – World Diabetes Day

3 December – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

10 December – Human Rights Day

In january 2020, the department for the protection of persons with disabilities of the ministry of labour, employment, veteran and social affairs and the national organization of persons with disabilities of serbia launched a joint campaign “serbia without barrier”.

The campaign was designed to introduce a common slogan and a recognizable visual identity under which all individual activities aimed at improving the position of persons with disabilities will be implemented, such as the installation of ramps and elevators in public facilities, construction of playgrounds, reconstruction and equipping facilities of associations of persons with disabilities, observation of important dates of the disabled movement, along with accompanying viber sticker campaign, photo contests.

In the framework of the campaign, significant results have been achieved in the area of ​​improving the position of persons with disabilities, through a strategic approach and cooperation among the department for the protection of persons with disabilities, noois and other federations and associations in the republic of serbia.

To enable persons with disabilities to participate fully and equally in the life of the community, the department for the protection of persons with disabilities supported the implementation of various projects aimed at improving accessibility, providing adequate conditions for the work of the associations, raising public awareness about persons with disabilities and improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities by strengthening their capacities and creating opportunities for full and effective participation and engagement in all spheres of social life.

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