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Talking about ability

Disability in Human Rights Forums in KZN

Talking about ability

Project Story

CREATE
CBR Education & Training for Empowerment (CREATE) is a registered NPO based in Pietermaritzburg, Umgungundlovu district. CREATE works in KwaZulu-Natal and focuses on rural and township areas. Activities include training on disability and rehabilitation for child and youth care workers and municipalities; training on HIV and sexuality for children and youth with disabilities and their parents; life skills training for youth with disabilities in preparation for employment; training for human rights forums on disability and disability rights. It is also involved in advocacy for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

CREATE PROJECT – PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION CELEBRATING THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, APRIL TO MAY 2011
Three people with disability and the mother of a son with disability attended a photojournalism course with a professional photographer – in the Umgungundhlovo district of KwaZulu-Natal. The delegates were instructed to take photographs with digital cameras and edit a narrative, illustrating one or two articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The photographs were printed onto banners, later displayed in an exhibition. Two participants in the workshop have been offered work in the community.