Zambia: Zambian authorities must implement the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ recommendations

05/04/2024 A range of Zambian organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and other civil society organizations (CSOs) – who early in March this year made submissions to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Committee) ahead of its examination of Zambia’s compliance with and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – have…

CASE STORY – A person with visual impairment granted access to bank ATM card previously denied…

17 January 2024  NEGATIVE attitudes and perceptions toward persons with disabilities have continued to be a barrier to their quest to achieve and enjoy independent living. The case of Mr. Derick Hope Bwalya Mulipa is one of determination and inspiration in the area of financial inclusion. Derick aged 35 is visually impaired and holds a Bachelor of Art in Education…

DRW COMMENDS ECZ FOR STARTING CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION AND CALLS FOR CONTINUOUS VOTER EDUCATION

Press Statement for Immediate Release LUSAKA Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 DRW press statement on the continuous voter registration doc DRW press statement on the continuous voter registration.pdf DRW COMMENDS ECZ FOR STARTING CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION AND CALL FOR CONTINUOUS VOTER EDUCATION TOO. Disability Rights Watch is delighted that the Electoral Commission of Zambia has finally started the continuous voter registration…

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2022

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 says the UN theme for 2022 International Women’s Day dubbed “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” is timely as…

DISABILITY INCLUSIVE POLITICS

Plot No 37A Elm Road Woodlands, Lusaka, ZambiaPhone: +260956396085, Email: info@disabilityrightswatch.netwww.disabilityrightswatch.net www.facebook.com/disarightswatch 11TH AUGUST, 2021PRESS STATEMENTFor immediate release2021 ELECTIONS A TEST FOR DISABILITY INCLUSIVE POLITICSDisability Rights Watch and its partners are calling upon all eligible and registered persons with disabilities to turn out en masse and exercise their right to vote in Thursday’s elections.The Zambian constitution and subsidiary laws including…

A COMPREHENSIVE STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA ON THE STATE OF DISABILITY INCLUSION IN THE 2021 GENERAL ELECTION

“UNITED FOR AN INCLUSIVE ELECTORAL PROCESS -MAKING EVERY VOICE COUNT” A COMPREHENSIVE STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA ON THE STATE OF DISABILITY INCLUSION IN THE 2021 GENERAL ELECTION ISSUED TO THE MEDIA AT THE ZAMBIA NATIONAL WOMEN’S LOBBY SECRETARIAT IN LUSAKA ON TUESDAY 29th JUNE, 2021 BY PARTNERS AND ALLIES UNDER THE PROJECT ‘STRENGTHENING THE POLITICAL PARTICIPATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES…

From Despair to Hope. Danny Apuleni shares his story.

By Bruce Chooma – DRW Danny Apuleni a 21 years old visually impaired ambitious young man completed his secondary school at Rusangu Secondary School in 2017. He was expectant of good results but was shocked when he learnt that his Grade 12 results were missing. In trying to follow up the case, his family learnt that there were a lot…

FIGHTING COVID 19 IN THE COMMUNITIES

On 5th August, 2020, Disability Rights Watch made a donation of COVID 19 prevention and information materials to the Provincial Administration targeted at Chipata and Chadiza Districts. The intervention worth 5, 000 Euros consists of over one thousand bottles of branded hand wash, 200 reusable face masks, 5 foot press hand wash facilities, 10 ordinary hand wash stands, four 4…

Addressing Persons with Disabilities and those Working with them during the COVID-19 Emergency Situation MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL RESPONSES TO COVID-19

It is common knowledge that in times of emergencies, including health emergencies, persons with disabilities, among other groups who are vulnerable are usually affected differently. Their mental health is usually affected negatively. It is not only the mental health of persons with disabilities that is affected but that of their partners, support persons and families. Therefore, this article will Endeavour…