World Down Syndrome Day: The fight to raise awareness

Today's Focus marks the World Down Syndrome Day, an annual global event that helps raise awareness about the syndrome and what it means to lead a life with it. In France alone, more than 50,000 people have been diagnosed with Down syndrome. But despite all the goodwill and the activism carried out, the syndrome is barely mentioned in this spring's presidential campaign. Our reporters met Julia and Vincent, who are fighting to raise awareness about it.


A programme prepared by Jessica Sestili and Laura Burloux.

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