Date : 2015-11-12 08:36:00
November is Disability Awareness Month. As part of its month-long awareness and advocacy campaign, the Legal Resources Centre, in conjunction with the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR), is presenting a two-day conference on the obstacles faced by people with disabilities in all aspects of life; but in particular around accessing social services and gender-related issues in rural communities.
The conference is taking place from the 12–13 November in Durban.
The conference focuses on “Women and Persons with Disabilities: Marginalisation in Participating in Socio-economic Activities for their Benefit” and representatives from rural communities, NGOs, civil society organisations, universities and government departments will be attending.
The conference will be an informative and interactive discussion to raise awareness around legal rights that protect persons with disabilities, particularly women with disabilities. The aim of the conference is to create a forum upon which relevant stakeholders can interact to define key challenges faced by the sector and work together to create innovative solutions. The conference will also provide resource manuals on how and where persons with disabilities can achieve equitable access to their social and economic rights.
Attendees include: Human Rights Watch, Impumelelo of the Disabled Rural Community Projects, South African Deaf Women Association, South African Disability Alliance, Department of Social Development, CREATE, Action in Autism, Centre for Child Law (University of Pretoria), Afrika Tikkun, Department of Health, Her Rights Initiative, KZN Deaf Association, Commission for Gender Equality,UKZN, Blacksash, DeafSA, Association for the Physically Challenged, National Council for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Transport, Mail & Guardian, Mzamo Child Guidance and Training Initiative of KZN and more.
Event Registration Form
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