Artwork of Week 48

Muzondo J War Victim
WAR VICTIM BY Joseph Muzondo.

Conflicts and wars haunt us long after they have been fought. Disability is one of the repercussions suffered by those left behind, be it

civilians or combatants. The sculpture War Victim depicts a man with disjointed body parts from being wounded during the war, which has left him disabled.
 This week we celebrate the International Day of people with disability. The observance of the day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well fare of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. The annual theme provides a frame for considering how people with disability are excluded from society by promoting the removal of all types of barriers; including those relating to the physical environment, information and communications technology (ICT), or attitudinal barriers.
Disability Day is not concerned exclusively with either mental or physical disabilities, but rather encompasses all known disabilities. In general, this day is meant to challenge every individual to participate in getting rid of various stereotypes so that disabled people can enjoy lives free of discrimination and additional hardship.

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