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South Africa approves framework for Disability Rights Awareness Campaigns

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Photo: Heather H.

South Arica cabinet has approved the National Strategic Framework on Disability Rights Awareness-Raising Campaigns for Persons with Disabilities.

“The framework seeks to guide both private and public sectors in ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities are protected, as enshrined in the country’s Constitution.” said Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele.

“The framework provides a toolkit that will assist in the removal of discriminatory barriers in decision-making, especially to persons with disabilities.”

“It also conscientious persons with disabilities to know their rights as protected by the Constitution. The framework also provides training, media reporting, and awareness-raising within society on the rights of persons with disabilities.”

South Africa is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on Persons with Disabilities (African Disability Rights Protocol).

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