The Seeing is Believing project has set out to contribute to sustainable provision and increased demand for eye care services at the district level for people in four districts of Zambia.

To contribute to sustainable provision and increased demand for eye care services at the district level for people in four districts of Zambia.

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ZAFOD is implementing a project known as “building DPOs’ capacity in promoting inclusion in ECDE within CBR programs in Zambia” in Kazungula district, Southern province.

The project is being undertaken with technical and financial support from Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA through SAFOD.

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The Advancing Disability Equality Project (ADEPt) seeks to directly deal with cases of discrimination and human rights violations against persons with disabilities throughout the country.

To establish principles and precedents which help to achieve the attainment of improved rights of persons with disabilities.

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  • Event 1: IDPD 2017

    ZAFOD participated in the 2017 celebrations to mark the commemoration of International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) that took place on 3rd December, 2017 in Lusaka.

    2017 IDPD Theme: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”.

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  • Event 2: IDPD 2017

    ZAFOD participated in the 2017 celebrations to mark the commemoration of International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) that took place on 3rd December, 2017 in Lusaka.

    2017 IDPD Theme: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”.

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  • Event 3: IDPD 2017

    ZAFOD participated in the 2017 celebrations to mark the commemoration of International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) that took place on 3rd December, 2017 in Lusaka.

    2017 IDPD Theme: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”.

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PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL AND PUBLIC LIFE

Participation in political and public life is a critical element of socially inclusive development, along with the realization of human rights. In the case of persons with disabilities, participation in political and public life enables one to take part and have a voice in decisions that affect oneself and one’s community and country. Such participation is an important means of overcoming exclusion and discrimination and dismantling other barriers frequently faced by persons with disabilities.

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SOCIAL PROTECTION WEEK

The Government of Zambia, through Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the United Nations in Zambia is convening the 2018 Social Protection Week from Monday 18th June to Friday, 22nd June, 2018 under the theme “Decentralisation and Innovation”.

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CITIZEN REPORTERS

While disability policy may exist, implementation is lacking resulting in unequal experiences for persons with disabilities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is limited data on disability. Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (DPOs) lack capacity to engage in disability-related monitoring thereby affecting their ability to

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