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Ghana: Threat of protests over failure to implement disability law

Posted 31/05-11 at 21.25

Disability rights groups are threatening to march to the Osu Castle and Parliament House in Accra to protest the government's failure to bring in the necessary legislative instrument to implement the 2004 Disability Law. The Law provides for access t ...

Ghana: Mad Pride Day march petitions for CRPD

Posted 20/07-10 at 11.52

On June 14th, MindFreedom Ghana organised a march in Accra with over five hundred people and a brass band to celebrate Mad Pride Day. Mad Pride Day is part of a series of events run throughout the world by MindFreedom International. The ...

Ghana: Disabled people call for implementation of Disability Act

Posted 06/07-10 at 01.35

The Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) has called on the government to implement the 2006 Disability Act and ratify the UN Convention. As the former was passed on June 23rd, 2006, the GFD also wants the date to be officially recognised as the ...

Ghana: Disabled children excluded from school and used for ritual sacrifice

Posted 12/06-10 at 14.04

Areport soon to be released by the Network of Journalists for the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa, Ghana Chapter alleges that disabled children in remote rural areas are being prevented from going to school and in so ...

Ghana: “Jobs not handouts” demand disabled people

Posted 10/06-10 at 13.13

Adongo Ato Jacob, youth President of the Ghana Association of the Blind, called on members of the public not to show mere sympathy but to provide jobs for disabled people, particularly those who have been trained in various fields. He also ...

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