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.
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.
The Government of the Republic of Zambia has finally moved the long pending Mental Health Bill for final drafting. A drafting workshop of the Bill runs from 4th August to 17th August 2015 in Chongwe district east of Lusaka. This
There are many issues affecting persons with disabilities in Zambia. Only a small fraction of the work force with disabilities is in both formal and informal employment. If they earn a living, the majority is in the informal agricultural
This petition is today, the 2nd of December, 2014, submitted to the Human Rights Commission with a copy for the attention of the President of the Republic of Zambia. The petition is particularly submitted to the Human Rights Commission because
On the 3rd of December, 2014, Zambia commemorated the International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) just like any other country in the world. This year’s theme is “Sustainable Development: the Promise of Technology”. In Zambia, the theme focuses on
Australia – Stella Young was a writer, comedian and disability advocate. She sadly passed away on December 6 aged 32. Ms Young was born with the genetic condition, osteogenesis imperfecta. ABC News report that in a statement issued by the