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 […]
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
7th – 11th May 2018, Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia Theme: CBR for resilience building and sustainable development: Leave no one behind
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 […]
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.
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, […]