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.
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
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