Articles tagged 'disability'

Petition over disabled persons' franchise rights 26 September 2017 HARARE - The Institute for Community Development in Zimbabwe Trust (ICOD Zim) has petitioned Parliament to exercise its oversight function and protect the constitutionally-guaranteed rights of persons with disabilities to participate fully in the electoral process. In a September 20 petition t...
PLWDs raise concerns over 2018 vote 19 September 2017 HARARE - People living with disabilities (PLWDs) want the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to put specific registration measures that would allow their constituencies to participate in next year's crucial elections —starting with the biometric voter registration exercise which got underway las...
RBZ targets PWDs in new strategy 11 August 2017 HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says the National Inclusion Strategy, will among other things, push to have people living with disabilities (PWDs) access banking halls and withdraw their money from Automated Tellers Machines (ATMs) without difficulties. This comes as the central ba...
Disabled tenants, charity trade accusations 29 April 2017 HARARE - A year after the establishment of Leonard Cheshire — a home for people living with disabilities in central Harare in March 1982 — Majecha Tapfumanei was glad to find shelter that catered for her needs. “We were living here without any problems until 1999 when we stopped getting assist...
Call for pro-disabled education policy 25 April 2017 HARARE - Students living with disability have called for the formulation of an education policy tailored for their needs. According to the Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT), disabled students are “the most neglected and forgotten”, and public schools must offer a special education programme sensitive ...
Address needs of learners with disabilities 25 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is a community that is hypothetically dedicated to equal access and accommodation for all its members. However, we believe that when it comes to an education policy tailored for disabled students’ needs, the State is falling short. Elsewhere in this edition, we report that...
Between a rock and hard place 19 March 2017 HARARE - “We will not go anywhere, this is where we belong.” This was the message by people who are living with disabilities at a Leonard Chishire home, as court officials threatened to kick them out of the only home they have known for over two decades. On March 10, the Sheriff of the High Co...
Govt moves to enact Disabled Persons' Act 18 March 2017 HARARE - Government will soon enact a modern, clear and streamlined law to tackle discrimination of people living with disability, Social Welfare deputy minister Tapiwa Matangaidze has said. Currently, there are no legal regulations on Zimbabwe's statutes specific to disabled people only. M...
Curse of living with disability 18 September 2016 HARARE - Shunned because of the physical deformities they were either born with or acquired later in life, people with disabilities are often forgotten and ridiculed. Loreen Chikoto was born with dwarfism, a genetic defect that makes her smaller than the average person. When she started dat...
'Domesticate disabled's convention' 3 December 2013 HARARE - Today marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day is being celebrated under the theme “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all.” Farai Mukuta, director of National Association of Societies for the Care of the Handicapped, (...
Sports gala benefits children living with disability 17 September 2013 MUTARE - It was smiles galore for Mutare's children living with disability last Friday as award-winning non-governmental organisation – Sport 4 Socialisation (S4S) gave them the opportunity to compete with their peers at the Institutional Adapted Physical Activity track and field athletics compet...
Disability: Human rights issue 4 November 2012 HARARE - As Zimbabweans join the rest of the world in commemorating 16 Days of Activism set for November, it is important that disability issues are treated as a human right and not just social welfare. In the past, the needs of persons with disabilities were handled as just social welfare, but n...