25 JULY 2015 - First Lady Esther Lungu has warned that Zambia is doing itself a de-service by denying children with disabilities an opportunity to participate in day-to-day activities.
11 November 2012 - Sentayehu Feleqe,14, is a grade nine student. He came from Tullubolo, Oromia to Cheshire's Menagesha Rehabilitation Centre to get treatment for his leg illness.
4 October 2012 - Art programmes have widely been considered unaffordable luxuries by Swaziland's public schools, but one school has broken from the pack, using art to improve academic performance and economic prospects for students with disabilities.
21 September 2012 - It was only when her daughter, then five years old, was playing near railway tracks in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, and failed to hear the whistle of an oncoming train that Marie Louise Rasoamanalina, 46, realized the child had hearing difficulties.
26 July 2012 - Being young and poor in South Africa is already tough. Add a disability to that equation and watch the difficulties multiply. Apart from various practical challenges to mobility and accessibility, the prospects disabled youth have for studying and finding work are often bleak.
24 July 2012 - It is a round 10.00Am, the sun is shining and it is too hot. The city looks too busy with the comings and goings. Outside Muhanga town, about 20 women of all ages sit in groups, discussing.
5 July 2012 – This year’s Day of the African Child was commemorated under the theme ‘The Rights of the Children with disabilities: The Duty to Protect, Respect, Promote and Fulfil’.
Out of fear, shame and strong traditional beliefs, disabled children in Togo are often ridiculed, hidden indoors for years and neglected, cutting them off from normal life and worsening their plight.
A 17-year-old, who lost his sight at the age of ten due to river blindness, speaks for many of Africa’s children with disabilities when he says: “I thought it was the end of my world, but with education, I am hopeful that I will be useful in society and not be a beggar in the streets.” Bai Kamara is enrolled at the UNICEF-supported Educational Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired in the capital Freetown where work is underway to put the Sierra Leone Child Rights Act into Braille.
Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, has expressed dismay over the rising cases of discrimination against children with disabilities.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.