ZAFOD Nominates Pick n’ Pay as Champions

Posted by: admin Tags: There is no tags | Categories: Get Involved, Help us

June
23

ZAFOD nominated Pick n’ Pay in Zambia as a private sector entity that has demonstrated disability inclusiveness or mainstreaming in their respective countries, as part of the Disability Champions Award presented at SAFOD’s Gala Dinner held on 23rd June 2017.

Read More

6TH CBR AFRICA CONFERENCE

Posted by: Kelly Kaira Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News

April
17

7th – 11th May 2018, Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia

Theme: CBR for resilience building and sustainable development: Leave no one behind

The CBR Africa Conference is aimed at all disability and development stakeholders, including members of disabled people’s organisations, NGOs working in the disability and development field, CBR workers, government personnel, academics, civil society organisations and more. The conference is important in shaping the direction CBR as a strategy is likely to take in the coming years as it offers opportunity to stakeholders to share, discuss and forge ways forward in relation to the challenges, lessons and opportunities in implementing CBR as a strategy for inclusive development in Africa.

It is anticipated that the conference will generate a variety of analytical papers and presentations in relation to the sub themes (see sub themes below). All papers presented at the conference will be summarised in a conference report and posted on the CAN website; and later they will be published in a book. Additionally, the conference is expected to stimulate public debate and discourse on the implementation of CBR and a possible transition to CBID (Community Based Inclusive Development). Delegates will discuss success, challenges and opportunities implementing CBR in Africa.

The conference is expected to give a greater publicity to the current CBR issues under discussion in relation to WHO CBR guidelines, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will mobilise efforts towards ensuring equalisation of development opportunities for persons with disabilities.

All the relevant information can be found on the conference page link below:

http://afri-can.org/conference2018/

 

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2018

Posted by: Kelly Kaira Tags: There is no tags | Categories: Articles

April
3

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), celebrated each year on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. Autism is one of only three health issues to be recognized with its own day by the United Nations. WAAD activities increase world knowledge of autism and impart information about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism around the world.

Read More

2018 WORLD WATER DAY

Posted by: Kelly Kaira Tags: There is no tags | Categories: Articles

March
22

World Water Day, which falls on 22nd March of every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme is ‘Nature of Water’- exploring nature based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. Read More

DISABILITY TERMINOLOGY

Posted by: Kelly Kaira Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News

February
22

Language shapes the way we view the world. The words we use influences community attitudes – both positively and negatively – and impacts on the lives of others.

How we write and speak about people with disability can have a profound effect on the way they are viewed by the community and themselves. Some words, by their very nature, degrade and diminish people with disability. Other words perpetuate inaccurate stereotypes.

Read More

SEXUAL ABUSE AND DISABILITY

Posted by: Kelly Kaira Tags: There is no tags | Categories: Articles

February
20

Cindy (*not her real name) is a young girl aged 13 years of garden compound in Lusaka with a disability. She has speech impairment and can’t walk properly. This little girl was sexually abused by her own father, who took advantage of her disability. The father was doing this for ritual purposes in order to boost his business. He started abusing this little girl since the age of five. Since the girl could not talk, all she did was cry but her family mistook the crying to be as a result of her disability. Read More

INSTITUTIONAL OBSTACLES TO DISABILITY

Posted by: Kelly Kaira Tags: There is no tags | Categories: Articles

February
20

Talakwanji (*not real name) is a twenty five years old female with a disability, which she acquired at the age of four. She started using a wheelchair in the year 2007 when she was fourteen years old. In 2012 while she was in grade eleven, she lost her mother (who really fought hard for her to acquire some education). Growing up, Talakwanji always dreamt of becoming a medical doctor. Read More