Malawi Endorses the Lilongwe Declaration on Intellectual Disability

By George Mwika Kayange Projects Coordinator – SAFOD. “When we hosted the African Leaders Forum on Intellectual Disability, I had no idea that one day, on a day like today we would gather for one of the noblest creeds in our society.  We gather here today to pledge our support for an enduring value, oneContinue reading “Malawi Endorses the Lilongwe Declaration on Intellectual Disability”

SAFOD, FEDOMA, SOM Plan for Mental Health Declaration Signing Ceremony

The Special Olympics Malawi (SOM), Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), and Federation of the Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) are planning to endorse the Lilongwe Declaration on Intellectual Disability at a signing ceremony which has been tentatively scheduled to take place on 4 June 2014 at the FEDOMA Complex in Malawi, to be graced byContinue reading “SAFOD, FEDOMA, SOM Plan for Mental Health Declaration Signing Ceremony”

SAFOD Mourns the Death of Mr. Gerson Mtendere

The secretariat of the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) has learnt with deep shock and sadness of the demise of our dear friend and comrade, Mr. Gerson Mtendere, of the National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia (NFPDN), which is one of the ten national affiliates of SAFOD. The passing away ofContinue reading “SAFOD Mourns the Death of Mr. Gerson Mtendere”

The AfriNEAD 2014 Symposium in Malawi

The Faculty of Social Science of the University of Malawi in Collaboration with the Ministry of Disability and Elderly Affairs, the Federation of Disability Organizations in Malawi (FEDOMA) and the Secretariat of the African Network for Evidence-to-Action on Disability (AfriNEAD) at Stellenbosch University in South Africa is calling for abstracts for the 2014 AfriNEAD SymposiumContinue reading “The AfriNEAD 2014 Symposium in Malawi”

Lobbying Government Departments on Accessible Social Services in Botswana

The Botswana Federation of Disabled People (BOFOD) has noted that disabled persons with disabilities face a host of discriminatory practices, including human rights abuses, which were often not brought to the fore. Botswana population of people with disabilities has very little to show for two decades of democracy. Like all countries in the world, weContinue reading “Lobbying Government Departments on Accessible Social Services in Botswana”

The Status of Disability Policy Discussions In Zambia

According to the World Health Organization estimates, about 2 million women and men in Zambia, or 15 per cent of the population, have a disability. The Government of Zambia has adopted a number of laws and policies pertaining to persons with disabilities. The current 2012 draft Zambian constitution includes specific provisions for persons with disabilitiesContinue reading “The Status of Disability Policy Discussions In Zambia”

How Persons with Disabilities are claiming inclusion in Zambia

The Government of the Republic of Zambia revised the Sixth National Development Plan to align it to the aspirations of the Patriotic Front manifesto. However, Persons with Disabilities are concerned that the revised version is not pro disability as the mainstreaming of disability issues is not prominent. The major concern that has been raised isContinue reading “How Persons with Disabilities are claiming inclusion in Zambia”

Welcome To SAFOD Blog

Welcome to the official Blog of SAFOD, a leading Southern African disability-focused NGO engaged in coordination of activities of organisations of disabled persons in the SADC Region. The Blog will provide the platform to update national assemblies (or affiliates) and the general public at large on the activities, events or news taking place at the secretariatContinue reading “Welcome To SAFOD Blog”