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.
National Symposium on Inclusive Education in Zambia 2019 Theme: “Inclusive Education – Making the Future Accessible” Terms of Reference and call for abstracts The disability movement in Zambia spearheaded by Disability Rights Watch (DRW) has been among other pertinent issues
2019 MENTAL HEALTH DAY PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Recognising Legal Capacity – key to Suicide Prevention 10th October, 2019 LUSAKA -Disability rights advocacy organisations, The Mental Health Users of Zambia (MHUNZA) and Disability Rights Watch (DRW) join global observance
The report from the Committee on health, community development and social services highlights the concerns raised by key stakeholders on mental health. It also highlights the observations and recommendations made by the committee. Different stakeholders appeared before the committee and
This policy brief has been prepared by the Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA) and Disability Rights Watch (DRW) in consultation with lawyers from Zambia in academia and private practice, from Validity Foundation (an international non-governmental organisation that uses
The President of Zambia His Excellence Mr. Edgar C Lungu on 11th April, 2019 assented the Mental Health Act in the quest to promote and protect the lives of persons with Mental health issues. The mental Health Act No. 6
Following the approval of the Mental Health Bill No. 1 of 2019 to be tabled in parliament by the Zambia cabinet ministers. Disability Rights Watch made a written and oral submission before the Parliamentary Committee on health, Community Development and
25th February, 2019. Press Release For Immediate Publication RE: MENTAL HEALTH BILL IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY This press statement is released in relation to the passing of the Mental Health Bill No. 1 of 2019 through first reading in the
Disability Rights Watch in partnership partnership with SOS Children Villages Zambia and Archie Hinchcliffe Disability Intervention (AHDI) is implementing a project calledAna- Atukuke A parent from Chadiza district who has a child with cerebral palsy shared her story that
Zambia continues to be a beacon of light in the growth of democracy on the African continent. The country goes to the general elections in August this year under a new constitution that has significantly altered the electoral environment.
Introduction There is a growing culture of intolerance and impunity by some African leaders. This makes it increasingly difficult for civil society movements to play an effective role in keeping governments in check, particularly on their observance of human rights