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In 2020, the conference will focus on developing responses for overcoming barriers faced by persons with disabilities in the respect, protection and fulfilment of the right to health in the African region.

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Date: 17 - 18 November 2020  
Session 1: 08:00 – 11:00 GMT | 09:00 – 12:00 WAT | 10:00 – 13:00 SAST | 11:00 – 14:00 EAT  
Session 2: 12:00 – 15:00 GMT | 13:00 – 16:00 WAT | 14:00 – 17:00 SAST | 15:00 – 18:00 EAT  
Venue: Online (Zoom)

Background

In its preamble and substantive provisions, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) underscores the imperative of securing equality and human dignity for persons with disabilities in all socio-economic sectors, including in the provision of health care and related services.

About the Conference 

For the past seven years, the Centre for Human Rights has hosted the Annual Disability Rights Conference in November of each year. The conference acts as a platform for convening dialogue amongst key stakeholders on disability rights, and to spotlight the pertinent and emerging disability rights concerns in the African region. More information on previous editions of the conference  can be found at www.chr.up.ac.za/disability-rights-projects/dru-annual-conference 

In 2020, the conference will focus on developing responses for overcoming barriers faced by persons with disabilities in the respect, protection and fulfilment of the right to health in the  African region.
The conference has two main complementary objectives:

  1. to critically appraise laws, policies, practices, programmes, polities and ideologies that impede the respect, protection and fulfilment of the right to health of persons with disabilities; and
  2. to suggest how to overcome the impediments. Discussions during the conference will contribute towards the realisation of the right to health of persons with disabilities as set out in Article 25 of the Convention on the  Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Article 15 of the Protocol to the African Charter on  Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa (African Disability  Rights Protocol).  

The conference seeks to bring together scholars, practitioners, care and service providers,  researchers and other pertinent actors from the African region and beyond who are working on various aspects of the right to health of persons with disabilities.

Submission specifications

A committee will review abstracts that are in English, are 400-450 words in length, without footnotes or endnotes, and in MS Word format (not PDF). Abstracts must include in a single document: title of abstract, author’s name, affiliation, qualifications, email address and body of abstract.

Important dates

  • Abstracts must be sent by email to tariro.rufetu@up.ac.za by 14 September 2020.
  • Authors wishing to discuss ideas before submitting an abstract can contact the convenors at charles.ngwena@up.ac.za /nkatha.murungi@up.ac.za.
  • Authors will be notified by 17 September 2020 whether their abstract has been accepted.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts are required to submit full papers by 30 October 2020.

Funding

Authors whose conference paper is accepted for presentation at the conference may be considered for reimbursement or modest compensation for data costs related to their participation in the conference.


For more information, please contact: 

Innocentia Mgijima-Konopi
Manager: Disability Rights and Law Schools Programme

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6398
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
innocentia.mgijima@up.ac.za

Tariro Rufetu
Programme Officer: Disability Rights Unit

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6398
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
tariro.rufetu@up.ac.za

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In 2020, the conference will focus on developing responses for overcoming barriers faced by persons with disabilities in the respect, protection and fulfilment of the right to health in the African region.

Download programme

Download speaker biographies


Date: 17 - 18 November 2020  
Session 1: 08:00 – 11:00 GMT | 09:00 – 12:00 WAT | 10:00 – 13:00 SAST | 11:00 – 14:00 EAT  
Session 2: 12:00 – 15:00 GMT | 13:00 – 16:00 WAT | 14:00 – 17:00 SAST | 15:00 – 18:00 EAT  
Venue: Online (Zoom)

Background

In its preamble and substantive provisions, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) underscores the imperative of securing equality and human dignity for persons with disabilities in all socio-economic sectors, including in the provision of health care and related services.

About the Conference 

For the past seven years, the Centre for Human Rights has hosted the Annual Disability Rights Conference in November of each year. The conference acts as a platform for convening dialogue amongst key stakeholders on disability rights, and to spotlight the pertinent and emerging disability rights concerns in the African region. More information on previous editions of the conference  can be found at www.chr.up.ac.za/disability-rights-projects/dru-annual-conference 

In 2020, the conference will focus on developing responses for overcoming barriers faced by persons with disabilities in the respect, protection and fulfilment of the right to health in the  African region.
The conference has two main complementary objectives:

  1. to critically appraise laws, policies, practices, programmes, polities and ideologies that impede the respect, protection and fulfilment of the right to health of persons with disabilities; and
  2. to suggest how to overcome the impediments. Discussions during the conference will contribute towards the realisation of the right to health of persons with disabilities as set out in Article 25 of the Convention on the  Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Article 15 of the Protocol to the African Charter on  Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa (African Disability  Rights Protocol).  

The conference seeks to bring together scholars, practitioners, care and service providers,  researchers and other pertinent actors from the African region and beyond who are working on various aspects of the right to health of persons with disabilities.

Submission specifications

A committee will review abstracts that are in English, are 400-450 words in length, without footnotes or endnotes, and in MS Word format (not PDF). Abstracts must include in a single document: title of abstract, author’s name, affiliation, qualifications, email address and body of abstract.

Important dates

  • Abstracts must be sent by email to tariro.rufetu@up.ac.za by 14 September 2020.
  • Authors wishing to discuss ideas before submitting an abstract can contact the convenors at charles.ngwena@up.ac.za /nkatha.murungi@up.ac.za.
  • Authors will be notified by 17 September 2020 whether their abstract has been accepted.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts are required to submit full papers by 30 October 2020.

Funding

Authors whose conference paper is accepted for presentation at the conference may be considered for reimbursement or modest compensation for data costs related to their participation in the conference.


For more information, please contact: 

Innocentia Mgijima-Konopi
Manager: Disability Rights and Law Schools Programme

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6398
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
innocentia.mgijima@up.ac.za

Tariro Rufetu
Programme Officer: Disability Rights Unit

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6398
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
tariro.rufetu@up.ac.za