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Court condemns Gov’t over failure to accommodate PWDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has declared that the Government of Uganda has failed to put in place measures at various court premises to make them accessible to persons with disabilities. Justice Phillip Odoki has also declared that such a failure violated and continues to violate their …

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Parliamentary forum for persons with disabilities launched

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A forum that will advocate, empower, and promote the rights of disabled people has been launched. Speaking during the launch of the Parliamentary Forum for Persons With Disabilities Parliament on Friday, Alex Ndeezi, the Chairperson of the Forum who doubles as the Member of Parliament …

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Government launches a revised National Policy on PWDs

Kole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has launched the Revised National Policy on Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), 2022. With the policy, any Ugandan born in 2022 can ask for a sign language interpreter during job interviews. The launch took place on Saturday at Kole district Headquarters as part of this …

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Support empowerment of the deaf: Gender Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Gender, Labour and Social Development (Disability Affairs), Hellen Asamo, has called on MPs to support the education and sports ministry to staff schools with sign language interpreters. “As we count on your deliberate affirmative actions during legislation and appropriation, my ministry …

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Wakiso VHTs denounce abuse meted out to PWDs, child mothers

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district Village Health Teams-VHTs have appealed to authorities and leaders to intervene and curb the escalating cases of violence against Persons with Disability-PWDs and child mothers. They observed that parents and relatives hide their children born with disabilities indoors in violation of their rights to …

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