March 21 is the World Down Syndrome Day. It
is no coincidence, that the society calls them sunny people, as they “infect”
us with their sincere smile and positive energy.
We should break stereotypes about people
with Down syndrome through our attitude and activities, and undertake every
effort to make them full members of society: identify their abilities and teach
them to live independently.
The state should involve people with Down syndrome
in decision-making process, especially in those that are of great significance
for their lives. In order to ensure this important principle, the state should provide
an inclusive environment and accessible information.
The Office of the Human Rights Defender
joins the United Nations’ this year’s call #Wedecide call.
Mr. Arman Tatoyan
The Human Rights Defender of Armenia