INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC – SASPEN Annual Conference 2017

The SASPEN Annual International Conference 2017 themed Inclusion, Integration and Transformation: Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in the SADC took place at Protea Parktonian Hotel in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on May 3-4, 2017. The following were the conference sub-themes: Social Protection Programmes for Persons with Disabilities; Mainstreaming Disability in Social Protection Policy; and … ———- Please continue reading

Association for the Disabled, in Mozambique, Bemoan Miserable state of Persons with Disabilities

The President of the youth Association for the Disabled, AJODEMO, Cantol Alexandre Pondja, says that despite the country having a good legal framework and policies targeted at persons with disability, there are still various areas of concern in relation to this social group. Pondja says that in the same manner there is … ———- Please continue reading

Zambia Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

In April 2016 Zambia had the privilege to be visited by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, as one of the countries chosen for her annual visits and assessments on the status of disability rights. The subsequent Zambia country report … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN2017 CfP: Disability and Social Protection

2017 SASPEN ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC To read the Call for Abstracts and Concept Note in a pdf, click here (pdf, 404kb) We cordially invite you to attend the conference. Please register at https://www.conftool.net/saspen2017. Conference registration is limited … ———- Please continue reading

Lusaka Colloquium: Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities

On April 25, 2016, SASPEN, the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) hosted the the second 2016 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium themed “Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities” Zambia’s Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare , Hon. Emerine Kabanshi, MP, Ms Catalina Devandas Aguilar, … ———- Please continue reading

UN Report on Disability Barriers to Social Protection Systems

Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, has highlighted the need for states to make their social protection systems more inclusive for persons with disabilities, rather than pursuing models that often lock them into a cycle of dependence and poverty. In her report, the Special … ———- Please continue reading

UN-HCHR: Call for submissions: The right of persons with disabilities to social protection

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, is currently preparing a study to be presented at the 70th session of the General Assembly, in October 2015, on the right of persons with disabilities to social protection. The Special Rapporteur welcomes inputs, in accessible formats, in … ———- Please continue reading