Call To Action

"What I bring to my community"

All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to contribute to the community and live valued lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society.

People with Down syndrome can and do bring so much to the community, wherever they live around the world, when given the opportunity. 

But many are prevented from making meaningful contributions.

On World Down Syndrome Day, Wednesday 21 March 2018, we call upon every person with Down syndrome to tell the world what you bring to your community.

#WhatIBringToMyCommunity #WDSD18

Down Syndrome International's campaign aims to:

  • Explain how people with Down syndrome can and do make meaningful contributions throughout their lives, whether in schools, workplaces, living in the community, public and political life, culture, media, recreation, leisure and sport;
  • Explain how negative attitudes and a lack of knowledge about their potential as individuals prevent people with Down syndrome from having opportunities to make contributions;
  • Empower people with Down syndrome (and those supporting them) to advocate for their rights and opportunities to make meaningful contributions and 
  • Reach out to key stakeholders including educators, employers, public authorities, media and the wider community to ensure they see the benefits of enabling people with Down syndrome to make meaningful contributions and encourage these stakeholders to bring about change and disseminate this message.  

This campaign will be integrated into all of DSi's WDSD activities and we encourage everyone around the world to do the same.

Resources, including a social media toolkit, logos, posters and leaflets, are now available. For these, or any other queries, please contact our International Office.