Gender Minister Advocates For Opportunities to People With Disabilities

Minister of Gender, Children, Disabilities and Social Welfare Cecelia Chazama has asked Malawians to stop preventing people with disabilities from accessing different life opportunities available in the country. The Minister made the call on Wednesday, when she presided over the 2018 International Day for People with Disabilities, which was celebrated in Salima. “This is an important day for us as a country as we take time to reflect on how we are progressing in pursuant of making each and…

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Persons with Disabilities Call For Political Space

Federation of Disability Organizations in Malawi (FEDOMA) has called on people in the country to stop sidelining and underrating persons with disabilities when it comes to issues of politics. In an interview with Malawi News Agency on Tuesday, FEDOMA’s Monitoring and Evaluation manager Naomi Msungeni said it is important to give persons with disabilities an opportunity and create an enabling environment for their effective participation and expression of their capabilities on an equal basis with others. “The assumptions that…

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FEDOMA Ask for Sign Language Interpreters in Institutions

Thyolo District Disability Forum under the Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) on Thursday asked stakeholders at district level to consider having an officer who could interpret sign language for easy communication. The Chairperson of the District Disability Forum in the district, Samuel Chingamba, said that there was a need to advocate for better communication for people with hearing challenges so that they get better services in all public and private institutions. “Many of government offices in the…

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