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Tanzania: No access to justice for disabled people

Posted 08/03-11 at 12.31

The failings of the judicial system is a major problem for disabled people in Tanzania, where it is estimated that the levels of sexual assault and other forms of violence are ten times greater for disabled people, especially women and children, than ...

EAST AFRICA: People with albinism continue to be murdered for body parts

Posted 17/02-11 at 02.17

The murder and dismemberment of people with albinism is driven by the false belief that their body parts have a special potency when used in traditional medicine or as a cure for HIV/Aids. ...

Africa: East African Community sets out revolutionary proposals for mainstreaming disability

Posted 02/03-10 at 10.34

The first East African Community (EAC) conference on disability was held in Kampala, Uganda, at the end of February. The meeting brought together representatives of DPOs, professionals, political leaders, policy makers and members of civil society ...

Rwanda Health Bill proposes sterilisation and compulsory testing of disabled people

Posted 05/07-09 at 22.42

  Rwandan Parliament should remove provisions in a draft law that would mandate compulsory HIV testing and require the sterilization of all individuals with learning difficulties.Human Rights Watch reported that these provisio ...

African Decade of Disabled People extended

Posted 07/11-08 at 12.04

The African Union declared the first decade of the new millennium (1999-2009) as the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities. Ministers have now agreed the Windhoek Declaration on Social Development and have extended the focus on disability t ...

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