Social Media Kit for #PurpleLights23 and #IDPwD23

November 28 2023, 02:16pm

Purple Lights Banner 2023

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) will take place this year on Sunday 3 December.  The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPDwD) on 3 December was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.  

This year's theme is: “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world.” This theme reflects the need for innovative and inclusive solutions to address the challenges and opportunities faced by disabled people in a sustainable and resilient society.

The observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities coincides with the #PurpleLights campaign each year in Ireland. The Purple Lights campaign sees Government buildings local and national, major companies, civic and educational institutions turning purple to celebrate the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities each year and to shine a spotlight on disability. 

Social Media Hashtags 

You can follow the campaign on social media on the hashtags #PurpleLights23 and #IDPwD23.

Social Media Kit 

We have prepared some resources for use online and in your venues for both #IDPwD23 and #PurpleLights. See below: 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Thought for the Day

Between now and Sunday 3 December we are sharing a thought for the day across our social media to get people thinking about disability and to highlight disability issues. Some examples of these are included below and feel free to take and share them.

You can find links to our social media on the homepage of our website for each access and sharing each day. 

IDPWD 2023 Gary

IDPWD23 Quote 5

IDPWD Judith Heumann

IDPWD23 Quote 1

IDPWD23 Quote 4


We are delighted to share some social media materials for use for the annual Purple Lights campaign which is all about shining a spotlight on disability and sees buildings and landmarks illuminated in purple for Sunday 3 December. 

Facebook Cover

IDPWD23 Facebook Banner  (2)

Facebook Post 

Purple Lights Get Involved Facebook Post 1 2023

Website Image 

Purple Lights Website Visual 2023

Instagram Image 

Purple Lights Instagram Post 2 2023

One Week to go to #PurpleLights23

One Week to Purple Lights 2023


Purple Lights Banner 2023