.mw-parser-output .hidden-begin{box-sizing:border-box;width:100%;padding:5px;border:none;font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .hidden-title{font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;text-align:left}.mw-parser-output .hidden-content{text-align:left}You can help expand this article with text translated from the corresponding article in Japanese. (September 2021) Click [show] for important translation instructions. Machine translation, like DeepL or Google Translate, is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia. Consider adding a topic to this template: there are already 3,740 articles in the main category, and specifying|topic= will aid in categorization. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary accompanying your translation by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. A model attribution edit summary is Content in this edit is translated from the existing Japanese Wikipedia article at [[:ja:#WeThe15]]; see its history for attribution. You should also add the template ((Translated|ja|#WeThe15)) to the talk page. For more guidance, see Wikipedia:Translation.
Purposedisability visibility, rights and inclusion

#WeThe15 is a global human rights movement which aims to make persons with disabilities, who make up 15% of the world's population (1.2 billion people), visible. An initiative of the International Paralympic Committee and the International Disability Alliance,[1][2] it is supported, by a number of organisations from the world of disability sports, disability rights, non-governmental and governmental organisations. It was launched as part of the 2020 Summer Paralympics in 2021.[3] Landmarks across the world were lit up in purple to coincide with the opening ceremony.[4] The movement was given particular focus during the closing ceremony.[5][6]

A TV campaign in August 2021[7] showcased people with disabilities, not just as "special", or "inspiring", but as normal people—with the same challenges as non-disabled people—who must not be ignored, but included.[8]

Founding organisations

  • Disability sports organizations
  • Activist and innovation organizations
  • Multinational organizations
  • References

    1. ^ "The International Paralympic Committee and the International Disability Alliance to sign Co-operation Agreement". International Disability Alliance. 15 September 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-10-20. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
    2. ^ "WeThe15: A global human rights movement for the 1.2 billion persons with disabilities". International Paralympic Committee. 19 Aug 2021.
    3. ^ Sutcliffe, Chris (August 20, 2021). "The making of 'We The 15', the 10-year campaign to make disability ordinary". The Drum.
    4. ^ Silva, Carla Filomena Duarte da; Howe, P. David (2 September 2021). "#WeThe15 was misguided in using the Tokyo Paralympic Games to launch a disability inclusion revolution". The Conversation.
    5. ^ McGarry, Andrew (5 September 2021). "Tokyo Paralympics closing ceremony: IPC president says 'Arigato, Tokyo!' as the Games end, as it happened". ABC.net.au.
    6. ^ Berkeley, Geoff (5 September 2021). "Parsons claims Paralympic Closing Ceremony marks opening of "inclusive future"". Inside the Games. Retrieved 2021-09-06.
    7. ^ "WeThe15". International Paralympic Committee – via www.youtube.com.
    8. ^ Wade, Stephen (August 18, 2021). "'WeThe15' stresses rights of 1.2 billion with disabilities". AP news.