The Centre for Human Rights coordinates a project aimed at promoting disability rights awareness, education and scholarship in Southern Africa. As part of this project, the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria hosted the Disability Rights and Law Schools Project in Southern Africa Partner’s meeting between 8 - 10 April 2015. In addition to the CHR, the meeting brought together the following partner institutions: Midlands State University, Zimbabwe, University of Zambia, Chancellor College Malawi, Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique, University of Dodoma, Tanzania, University of Namibia, University of Botswana, University of Nairobi, Kenya and Makerere University, Uganda.
The objective of the meeting was to provide a space for the partners to update each other on ongoing project activities at each partner institution and to plan for the next project cycle while reflecting on sustainability of the project. The meeting included discussions between the partner institutions, Open Society Foundations’ Disability Rights Scholarship Program and the global consortium on disability rights which includes the National University of Ireland, Galway; Cardiff University; University of Leeds; American University, Washington DC; Syracuse University and McGill University. The final day of the meeting featured a workshop on teaching disability rights.
The Disability Rights and Law Schools Project in Southern Africais funded by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)