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Disabillity Conference 2015

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;

Date : 2015-11-12 08:36:00

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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.

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