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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CRPD Committee Publicizes List of Issues for Malawi

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19 May, 2020

May 19, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Faith Lemon, Program

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ZAFOD Calls for reasonable accommodation for Employees with Disabilities in Zambia

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01 May, 2020

Zambia Federation of Disability Organisations (ZAFOD) would like to wish

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LNFOD Calls for Inclusive Response COVID-19 in Lesotho

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30 March, 2020

The Lesotho National Federation of Organisations of the Disabled (LNFOD)

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LNFOD Statement on The Scourge of COVID-19 in Lesotho

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19 March, 2020

On 18 March 2020, the Prime Minister announced the state

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South Africa disability Movement Accuses Government of Lack of Seriousness

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23 May, 2020

On 23 May 2020, The Citizen of South Africa covered

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People with Disability Left Out of out of the Social Assistance in Southern Africa

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04 May, 2020

  Southern Africa is said to be one of the continent’s

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People with Disability Worst Hit by the National Lockdown in Zimbabwe

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01 May, 2020

  On 1 May 2020, The New Zimbabwe revealed that people

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New Guidance Highlights Support for Persons with Disabilities in the Wake of Covid-19

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30 April, 2020

  On 30 April 2020, the UN Human Rights Office launched

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Upcoming Events

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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