President Sergio Mattarella called for
an end to "unacceptable" insults against the disabled on social
media as he marked world disability day on Sunday.
"(There should be) no more insults to the disabled via social networks, and no more superficiality about the suffering of families," said Mattarella on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The president recalled that 17 years after the approval of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, "there are still numerous obstacles to the exercise of fundamental rights in the social, political, labour and economic spheres".
He stressed the importance of "the duty to recognise the enormous value of those who take care of their loved ones, inviting to change the perspective with which we look at disability, overcoming prejudices and stereotypes."
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