REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2020 AT SAFOD

The year 2020 will forever be ear marked in the history books. Granted it was a low blow to a lot of entities and individuals at varying degrees, but still there were those moments we look back at and smile at the progress we made despite the challenges. Through the challenges faced by many NGOs,Continue reading “REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2020 AT SAFOD”

WELCOME BACK FROM THE HOLIDAYS- FORWARDS AND ONWARD WE GO!

By Refilwe A. Monnakgosi I believe we can all agree that the year that was, 2020, was a taxing year for a lot if not all of us, however, aren’t we glad that we made it through. The resilience in us has made it possible for us to be where we are right now. ThoughContinue reading “WELCOME BACK FROM THE HOLIDAYS- FORWARDS AND ONWARD WE GO!”

SAFOD, Disability Community Still Mourn Rachel

By George Mwika Kayange Over the past month, the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) and the entire disability sector has been mourning the death of SAFOD Chairperson, Rachel Kachaje, who died on 3 September 2020 in her home country, Malawi. Mrs. Rachel Kachaje (seated front-left) successfully mobilized the disability community Southern Africa andContinue reading “SAFOD, Disability Community Still Mourn Rachel”

Regional Advocacy Platform on the Campaign for the SADC Disability Protocol

During the Southern Africa Disability Round Table Forum held in June 2017 in South Africa, organized by the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), one of the key issues that were discussed was the draft SADC Disability Protocol currently being championed by SAFOD. PURPOSE OF THE PLATFORM To ensure that persons with disabilities haveContinue reading “Regional Advocacy Platform on the Campaign for the SADC Disability Protocol”

The myth of asexuality? Disability stigma as a barrier to sexual relationships

SAFOD and the University of East London (UEL) of Docklands Campus in the UK, signed a Sub-Contract to jointly conduct a research in South Africa entitled “The myth of asexuality? Disability stigma as a barrier to sexual relationships in South Africa.” with financial support from the the France-based International Foundation of Applied Disability Research (FIRAH).Continue reading “The myth of asexuality? Disability stigma as a barrier to sexual relationships”

Building DPOs’ Capacity in Promoting Inclusion in ECDE within CBR Programs

The SAFOD is a leading Southern African disability-focused network engaged in coordination of activities of Disability Peoples Organizations (DPOs) in the Southern Africa region working in 10 countries within the region, coordinating programs and activities through its national affiliate federations of DPOs in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.Continue reading “Building DPOs’ Capacity in Promoting Inclusion in ECDE within CBR Programs”

BUILDING DPOS CAPACITY IN PROMOTING AN INCLUSIVE LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

  The Federation Organization of the Disabled People in Swaziland (FODSWA), which is a national affiliate of the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), will seek to collaborate with the latter in undertaking capacity-building activities to support Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) in advocating for the domestication of the Un Convention of the Rights ofContinue reading “BUILDING DPOS CAPACITY IN PROMOTING AN INCLUSIVE LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT”

The Assistive Technology Information Mapping (AT-Info-Map) Project

The Assistive Technology Information Mapping (AT-Info-Map) Project was funded by the Google Impact Challengeas one of the ‘big ideas that will use technology to expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities’. The project was officially launched in April 2016 and started in Botswana where SAFOD is headquartered as a one-year pilot. The first year involves designingContinue reading “The Assistive Technology Information Mapping (AT-Info-Map) Project”

The Organisational Development in Southern Africa Project

The Organisational Development Project is part of the FFO’s Theory of Change, to contribute to organisation development and Human Rights training that empowers its partner organizations. FFO’s partner organizations, such as SAFOD, contribute to change in attitude towards persons with disabilities in society in general, in governments and other spheres. Strategic Goal: The project will strengthen SAFOD asContinue reading “The Organisational Development in Southern Africa Project”