Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The majority of people in South Sudan are far from access to information about human rights of People with Disabilities. Moreover, they are still ignorant of the terms human rights and disability that are widely used by the NGO’s and Government officials in recent days. There are many people in south Sudan with disability. Recent research indicates that significant numbers of these people with Disabilities are living on the margins of society, dependant on social welfare and excluded from participating in society. Their rights are regularly denied. Incidents of bullying, harassment, and physical and psychological abuse are common.

FOFCOD is raising awareness about the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its implications for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in south Sudan, building networks to increase the visibility and voice of all persons with disabilities (PWDs) as well as strengthen advocacy efforts in relation to ratification, implementation and monitoring of the CRPD. FOFCOD is also monitoring and documenting the human rights abuses against People with Disabilities in south Sudan.


 

FOFCOD, 

Off ministries Rd, 300m walk From American Residence

after South Sudan Human rights Commission, Juba, South Sudan, 

Tel: +211955875181, 

Website: www.fofcod.org