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Mental Health

People with mental health conditions living in chains – Report

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Thousands of people with mental health conditions are chained around the world with some, as young as 10 years, confined for weeks, months and...
In observance of International Women’s Day, participants march from the centre of Monrovia to the Temple of Justice, home of the Liberian Supreme Court, where they staged a peaceful sit-in protest against gender-based violence. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein

South African police working hard to curb violence against women – minister

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With more than 21,000 cases of gender-based violence reported over the past four months, South African Police Minister Bheki Cele said Monday that the...
Assembly Pwds

Techiman Municipal Assembly supports 108 PWDs

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The Techiman Municipal Assembly has supported 108 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the Municipality with cash and kind worth GhC90,720.00 to improve their livelihoods...
hygiene

Girls living with disabilities to get special information on personal hygiene in Malawi

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Girls living with disabilities face a number of challenges in trying to access quality education during adolescence. One of the challenges includes a lack...

NGO supports pupils with disabilities

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A non-governmental organization, Wawa Project, which seeks to alleviate some burden off the vulnerable and people with disabilities had presented some items to pupils...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief asks for inclusion of people with disabilities in COVID-19 response

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday asked for the inclusion of people with disabilities in COVID-19 response. "I urge governments to place people...
Disability

Ghanaians with Disabilities Cannot Be an Afterthought in Covid-19 Response

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to unearth some uncomfortable truths about our country Ghana, as the inequalities that too often live below the surface are...

Avoiding permanent disabilities from fractures: Need to seek early treatment at hospitals

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It was a normal day for Yahaya (not his real name ), a 16-year old junior high school pupil from Yendi in the Northern...

NiPDA sets 82 PWDs up for business

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The Ningo Prampram District Assembly (NiPDA) is provided material and logistical support for local 82 Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) to set up businesses. At...
disability

Tanzania seeks to establish fund for PWDs

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Tanzania is set to establish a national fund for people with disabilities (PWDs) in a bid to help improve their lives through various development...
NCCE

NCCE Educates PWDs on Anti-Corruption

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The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has organized a sensitization programme for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) on the fight against corruption and the...
disabilities

PEYORG Demands Respect for PWDs

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The Progressive Excellence Youth Organisation (PEYORG), has said it is important for parents to see children with disabilities as important assets whose rights must...

UN moves to eliminate violence against children & adolescents with disabilities in Asia-Pacific

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Countries in Asia-Pacific have committed to accelerate efforts to promote the rights of, and eliminate violence against, children and adolescents with disabilities. The pledge came...
Persons with Disabilities Gets Support from Global Aid

Global Aid Goes to the aid of PWDs in Mamprobi

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The Global Aid for Marginalized Ghana in partnership with Mamprobi Church of Christ has brought smiles to some persons living with disabilities in the...
MMDAs

GFD bare teeth at MMDAs for failing to disburse funds to Persons with Disabilities

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The Ghana Federation of Disability Organization (GFD) has frowned against the slow pace in which the disbursement of the 3% District Assemblies Common Fund...
disabilities

Bolga: PWDs Take Business Management Training

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Persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the Bolgatanta Municipality have been trained in financial management and money literacy to help them manage their businesses well. About...

Critical matters concerning PLWDs ignored

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Students from the Cape Coast School for the Deaf have appealed to Parliament to advocate on issues concerning People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs), which...
Photo taken on Nov. 26, 2015 shows a truck loaded with sacks of agricultural produce along the muddy Sironko-Mbale road at Bugusege trading centre, eastern Uganda. As a country where over 80% of the population relies on agriculture, the Uganda government is prioritizing growth of infrastructure to economically viable areas to ease access to the markets. (Xinhua/Daniel Edyegu)

Stakeholders In Agriculture Discuss Agricultural Governance

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The Northern Ghana Governance Activity (NGGA) project has brought together stakeholders in the Bawku area to form District Agricultural Sectorial Multi-Stakeholders Platform to help...
disabilities

More efforts urged for inclusion of persons with disabilities in Africa

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Policymakers and experts attending an international meeting here on persons with disabilities (PWDs) on Tuesday called for more efforts to include PWDs in Africa's...
Cedis

Shama District Assembly Channels Resources To Health Care

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The Shama District Assembly has budgeted aboutGHC 86 million cedis for various development interventions under its 2018 to 2021 medium term development plan. The District...

VOICE Ghana gives support to PWDs on local level development

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VOICE Ghana, a disability focused non-governmental organisations with support from STAR-Ghana is promoting “stronger voice” for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in local level development...

Transport and Guide Allowances for Workers with Disabilities Approved

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The National Union of Workers with Disability has successfully secured transport and guide allowances for its members working in the public sector after months...
United Nation

INEC, Nigerian Political Parties Pay No Attention to UN Convention on PWDs

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There is a need for National Population Census to help political parties and INEC know exactly how many PWDs are currently over the age...
disability

CLDA demands attention for students with learning disabilities

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The Center for learning Disabilities Assessment (CLDA) is very surprise to hear from the minister of education that students held back during their high...
Ghana Amputee Football Association

Ghana Amputee Association Visit Victims Of Agbobloshie Clash

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The leadership of the Ghana Amputee Football Association has visited the victims of the Agbobloshie clash at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital. According to Rev Richard...
UNICEF

UNICEF deepens education aid for children with disabilities in Ghana

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday handed over essential assistive devices and basic screening materials worth 100,000 U.S. dollars to the Ghanaian...

Gov’t Committed To Protecting Persons With Disabilities

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Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, has stated that government is committed to removing the legal barriers to protect...
Physically Challenged

Socio-Economic Activities Must Not Ignore The Physically Challenged

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The Chief Director of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has urged managers of public and private institutions to budget for the...

People living with disabilities in Namibia face uphill task

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One of the English dailies in Namibia carried Thursday the story about a 23-year-old man living with disability who says he cannot get a...
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Humanitarian actors in Africa adopt Charter on inclusion of persons with disabilities, older persons

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The formal adoption took place at the fourth International Humanitarian Partnership Conference (HPC) hosted by the Inter Agency Working Group (IAWG) to East and...