Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

Welcome to SAFOD

We are a leading disability-focused network engaged in coordination of activities of organisations of Persons with Disabilities in the Southern Africa region. The organisation was formed in 1986 as a federation of Disabiled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) currently working in ten (10) countries, namely Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In each of these countries, our focus is mainly to strengthen the capacity of our national affiliates so that they are able to effectively advocate for the rights of the persons with the disabilities in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). We pursue the following mission statement; "To advocate for the rights of Persons with Disabilities as well as nurturing and strengthening its affiliates and other stakeholders in Southern Africa to ensure promotion of inclusive development and human rights for persons with disabilities."

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Key stakeholders in Mozambique optimistic on submitting the UNCRPD state party report

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09 October, 2019

On 9 October 2019, key disability stakeholders in Mozambique expressed

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FAMOD youths with disabilities determined to use their website for disability advocacy

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07 October, 2019

Barely one month after the successful training of youths within

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FEDOMA Youths with Disabilities Drilled in Online Media and Disability Maintaining

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11 September, 2019

From 11 to 13 of September 2019, the Southern Africa

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SAFOD courts key stakeholders on UNCRPD monitoring and reporting in Malawi

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09 September, 2019

On 9 September 2019, the Southern Africa Federation of the

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BOTSWANA: BOFOD, BNYC meet over national youth bill

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13 April, 2016

On 13 April 2015, the Botswana Federation of the Disabled

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LESOTHO: Public Participation & Capacity Building for Development

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21 May, 2016

The Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN), in collaboration with the

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MALAWI: FEDOMA, Partners Submit Petition againstAbductions and Killings of Persons with Albinism

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24 May, 2016

The Federation of the Disability Organizations in Malawi (FEDOMA) and

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NAMIBIA: NFPDN Hosts Roundtable on Disability-Inclusive Implementation of Agenda 2030

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11 June, 2016

On 11 June 2016, the National Federation of people with

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OSISA Grantees' workshop on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for ECDE Programmes

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29 July, 2019

The monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) workshop was held from

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Civil Society UNCRPD Forum 2016

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13 June, 2016

On Monday, 13 June 2016, over 200 activists, advocates and

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8th International Disability Rights Summer School

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20 June, 2016

From Monday, 20th to Friday 24th June 2016, the Programs

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SADC Ministers Meeting Endorse Inclusive Education Strategy

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30 June, 2016

On 30th June 2016, SADC Ministers responsible for Education and

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Upcoming Events

11
May

Southern Africa Assistive Technology EXPO (SAATE)

11 May - 13 May 2020

Ramatex, Windhoek, Namibia

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24
Aug

Southern Africa Disability Round Table Forum

24 Aug - 26 Aug 2020

Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC), Botwana

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30
Nov

6th African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability Conference

30 Nov - 03 Dec 2020

Artscape Theatre Centre

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