Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

Welcome to SAFOD

We have the pleasure to welcome you all to the official website of the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), 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 by disabled people for disabled people as a federation of Disability Peoples Organisations (DPOs) working in ten (10) countries. 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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About Us

SAFOD Chairperson: Mrs Rachel Kachaje

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Disability Mainstreaming & Media Training

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22 November, 2017

From 20th to 22nd November 2017, SAFOD organized three-day Training

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UNCRPD Monitoring & Reporting Training

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18 October, 2017

A two-day training workshop for SAFOD Affiliate Federations on Monitoring

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AT-Info-Map TOT workshop

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27 July, 2017

The two-day SAFOD's Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop for Country

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Malawi to benefit from AT-Info-Map Project

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09 June, 2017

On June 9, 2017 one of the online news outlets,

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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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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

21
May

6th CBR Africa Conference 2018

21 May - 25 May 2018

Livingstone, Zambia

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20
Dec

20th International Conference on Disability and Diversity

20 Dec - 21 Dec 2018

Bangkok, Thailand

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Unlocking an Inclusive Society for Persons with Disabilities in

Southern Africa

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