During the Southern Africa Disability Round Table Forum held in June 2017 in South Africa, organized by the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), one of the key issues that were discussed was the draft SADC Disability Protocol currently being championed by SAFOD.
PURPOSE OF THE PLATFORM
To ensure that persons with disabilities have full access to fundamental human rights through their active involvement in policy development and implementation in Southern Africa.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PLATFORM
a) To provide technical support and inputs towards the drafting of the SADC Disability Protocol
b) To lobby and advocate for the adoption of the SADC Disability Protocol both a national level and international level.
c) To fundraise for resources that will ensure successful drafting and final adoption of the protocol
d) To promote and systematically monitor legislative proposals and strategic campaign work to influencing policy and practice throughout Southern Africa.