To defend, protect and promote the economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights and fundamental freedoms of persons with disabilities and ensure the respect of their inherent dignity on an equal basis with all other people in Africa.
Empowering and building the capacity of DPOs to effectively influence policy and practice change for the betterment of the lives of children with disabilities and persons with psycho-social and intellectual disabilities.
Disability Rights Watch has extolled the appointments of persons with disabilities to public service boards by President Hakainde Hichilema. Disability Rights Watch Director Mr. Wamundila Waliuya has said that the appointments are a bold step towards the inclusion of persons
WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES NEED PROTECTION FROM CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS Press Statement for Immediate Release LUSAKA Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Disability Rights Watch (DRW) says the impacts of climate change are hitting hard on women with disabilities. Organization Director Wamundila Waliuya
Commitments by Disability Rights Watch (DRW) 2022 to 2025 The Global Disability Summit was held on 16th and 17th February, 2022 in Oslo, Norway. It was held virtually and DRW attended the whole session gathered with other partner Organisations of Persons with
We, Disability Rights Watch (DRW), in conjunction with Zambia Association of Parents for Children with Disabilities (ZAPCD) here write to your office to commission a study on the quality of education for children with disabilities in Zambia. We make this
The Global Disability Summit is finally here. The international Disability Alliance (IDA), the Government of Norway, and the Government of Ghana are hosting the second Global Disability Summit from 16-17 February 2022 in Oslo Norway. The event is being held
DRW DIRECTOR EDITORIAL COMMENT The year 2021 was significantly a politically charged year because of the general elections which took place on 12th August. It was a year of uncertainty in terms of which political party would emerge victorious
This memorandum is being submitted to the Parliament of Zambia with the invitation from the Committee on National Guidance and Gender Matters on the welfare of women and girls with disabilities in Zambia. As we make this submission, we wish
Questions are being raised around the possibility of having quality inclusive education in the quest to create a disability inclusive Zambia. Such questions do not have immediate answers of “yes it is possible” or “no it is not possible”. Maybe
Zambia is one of the prominent and outstanding countries that have committed to respect and fulfil the rights and fundamental freedoms of persons with disabilities. This is demonstrated through the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with
KEY MESSAGES DISABILITY IS NOT INABILITY There are a number of models or ways in which to view disability. However, it is important for duty bearers to view disability using the human rights and social models The human rights model