Disability Rights and Elections Project

 This project seeks to enhance the Participation and voices of Persons with Disabilities especially youth (PWDs) for Accountability and Transparency in Local Governance

 The UNCRPD article 29 states that persons with disabilities, must participate in political and public life and that States Parties shall guarantee to persons with disabilities political rights and the opportunity to enjoy them on an equal basis with others. This takes into consideration the rights of persons with disabilities to vote and be elected and ensure that voting procedures, facilities and materials are appropriate, accessible and easy to understand and use.

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Disability, HIV and AIDS Trust (DHAT) is non-profit regional organization, registered in Harare, Zimbabwe as a Trust in 2007 and managed by a Board of Trustees. DHAT promotes the rights and capacity building of Persons with Disabilities having cervical cancer, TB, infected and affected by HIV and AIDS; aimed at achieving inclusion and full participation of Persons with Disabilities in response to disability rights, cervical cancer, Tuberculosis, Sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR), HIV and AIDS interventions. DHAT’s implementation strategy emphasizes on capacity development and DHAT’s mandate includes solidarity building, information management, training, research, advocacy and networking. DHAT is working in disability rights, sexual reproductive health, cervical cancer and Tuberculosis awareness, HIV and AIDS in Southern African countries namely; Angola, Botswana, (registered office), Malawi (registered office), Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia (registered office) and Zimbabwe (registered office & Headquarters). DHAT mission, vision, goals, objectives and strategies aim to address issues of disability (rights and livelihood), TB, Cervical cancer, SRHR, HIV and AIDS relating to Persons with Disabilities, which tackle vulnerabilities and increase empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. DHAT works with National Disabled Peoples Organizations (DPOs) and key stakeholders (policy makers, intermediaries, and leading implementers) as a strategic channel through which change, scaling-up and sustainability of service delivery to Persons with Disabilities can be achieved. DHAT will work with DPOs to ensure sustainability growth and change in attitudes and trends in the community and organization level).

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