Over 1 billion people in the world have some form of disability, that's 1 in 7. It can affect all us at any time in our lives. In a growing global movement over 160 countries have signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. True inclusion comes from a world that accepts all human difference, where people demand their voices to be heard. #PurpleLightUp will unify a global call to action.
In 2017 major corporations and government buildings in countries across the world lit up purple or flew a purple flag to celebrate the economic power of disabled people across the globe.
These organisations included: EY, HM Treasury, Fujitsu, Ministry of Defence. Barclays launched a purple allies programme. At the University of York disabled staff network members turned their wardrobes purple and Cleveland Police Force illuminated eight of their buildings.
Find out more about the #PurpleLightUp movement
This year we invite you to join us as we go #BiggerBolderBrighter on 3rd December 2018.
We've put together a brochure explaining the aims and history of the movement, how our members and partners are supporting the movement and some ideas to get you started.
Please download your copy of the brochure by clicking the image below and share far and wide, as we want as many disabled employees, organisationsand allies as possible help us to celebrate and recognise the economic contributionof disabled people across the globe.
Other things you can do to get involved in #PurpleLightUp
- Download our #PurpleLightUp shopping list of ideas
- Find out how our CEO Kate Nash OBE sparked the idea with a simple tweet
- Read a reminder of some of the pledges from last year's campaign
- Follow our dedicated #PurpleLightUp Twitter and Facebook accounts @PurpleLightUp
- Lookout for our #PurpleLightUp merchandise list.