International Women’s Day (UNCRPD)

International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on the 8th of March every year to foster
awareness about women's rights and protect their lives. Association for Rehabilitation of the Physically
Disabled (ARPD) in collaboration with CARY observed International Women's Day with Women with
Disabilities in Charsadda. On the day, they played different games such as Bocce, Archery, Four Wheeler
race, and shooting. In the end, shields were given to Women with Disabilities.

International Day of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

The International Day of People with Disability was held on December 3, 2020, at RCPD Peshawar. It was
organized by the ARPD Peshawar. The main objective of the day was to increase public awareness about
people with disabilities and celebrating their achievements and contributions. The event was included
discussion, awards ceremony, and performance by the People with Disability. It was attended by
teachers, students, and civil society representatives. Students of A.I.S.S and People with disability
performed different tableaus on National Songs. President of ARPD, Anjum Anwar, Managing Director,
Dr. Umar Ayub Khan and other ARPD Board Members were present at the occasion. President Anjum
Anwar highly appreciated the performances of children and adults with disabilities. She distributed cash
prizes, medals and other gifts among the participants.

UNCRPD Implementation

All other human rights agreements apply to people with disabilities and the UNCRPD (Convention on
the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) does not create new rights. It does however require that states
take extra measures to create an enabling environment and to remove the barriers that society may put
in the way of people with disabilities accessing their rights. ARPD is working under the UNCRPD in
order to provide multiple quality services, which are included in UNCRPD, such are; education,
rehabilitation, advocacy and financial empowerment.