New Amnesty report: Somalia must protect people with disabilities

More than two decades of conflict, inadequate health services and discrimination have left people with disabilities in Somalia at risk of forced marriage, violence, rape and repeated forced evictions, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today. The briefing, Somalia: Prioritise Protection for People with disabilities, reveals how lack of protection, underpinned by discrimination […]

Nigeria: Women With Disabilities Urge Jonathan to Sign Disability Bill

By Ojoma Akor Women with disabilities have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the Disability Rights Bill recently passed by the National Assembly without delay. They made the call yesterday in Abuja during an interactive session with the press to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day. Speaking on behalf of about 10 other disability […]

ICASA 2015 Tunisia coming Nov 2015

The conference theme “AIDS in Post 2015: Linking Leadership, Science & Human Rights” engages the whole continent and all stakeholders in the post MDG framework, where sustainability of the response in reaching 90, 90, 90 of UNAIDS will not be possible if Human rights are not key priority for a new vision of leadership in […]

ACPF launches first ever African Report on Children with Disabilities

The overarching aim of ACPF’s The African Report on Children with Disabilities: Promising starts and persisting challenges is to provide description, analysis and synthesis of the situation of children with disabilities across Africa, and to provide concrete recommendations for future policy and programme reform. The report reviews the situation of children with disabilities from a […]

African Disability Forum (ADF) established at Regional Meeting

A meeting of nearly 40 regional and national leaders of organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) in Africa, which took place17-19 November 2014, at the UN Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, established the African Disability Forum (ADF). The ADF aims to unify and amplify the voice of Africans with disabilities, their families and their organizations in […]