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.
Barriers to Participation by Persons with Disabilities-By: Wamundila Waliuya Director Persons with disabilities usually face difficulties to participate fully and effectively in the activities and programmes in society across all sectors. This is mainly caused by the different barriers they
Disability Rights Watch (DRW) has been advocating, with many other organisations, for the development of a new National Policy on Education which is guided by Inclusive Education principles, especially for the purpose of fully and effectively including learners with disabilities
Routine HIV testing or “Tipima”? I am compelled to contribute on the ongoing discussion on ‘compulsory’, ‘mandatory’ or ‘routine’ testing of HIV for the purpose of reducing infections and increasing the number of those who are on treatment. Consequently,
THE CBR CONFERENCE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ZAMBIA TO SHARE EXPERIENCES AND BEST PRACTICES ON INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT REGARDING THE WELLBEING OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN COMMUNITIES. YOU ARE WELL AWARE THAT THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BACKGROUND The government of the republic of Zambia has once again commenced the process of finalising the development of a comprehensive National Land Policy. The land policy development process had stalled since 2006 when the first draft was produced. A
Disability Rights Watch Zambia Nexus Building Malambo, Road Lusaka, Zambia The Chairperson, Judicial and Legal Reform Commission, Zambia. Re: Submission to the Judicial and Legal Reform Commission INTRODUCTION Disability Rights Watch The Disability Rights Watch (DRW) is a
Friday 29th January, 2016 was a special day for the people of Ngwerere, North East of Lusaka. A project was launched to promote the rights and social inclusion of children with disabilities. Supported by Disability Africa with technical support from
Disability Rights Watch has developed a simple manual to guide DPO advocacy work in influencing the State and other institutions that provide public services to mainstream issues of development in all policies, laws and programmes for the purpose of enhancing
This research paper was written by Olivier Beaubien our legal intern from McGill University in Canada following his work in Zambia. It explores critical issues of concern to ensure full compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities.