Disability Rights and Inclusiveness in Africa
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300 Pages

21.6 x 14 cm

2 line illus.

Series: African Issues

Imprint: James Currey

Disability Rights and Inclusiveness in Africa

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, challenges and change

Edited by Jeff D. Grischow and Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy

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Grassroots researchers examine the barriers and ways of implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Africa.
Many have praised the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), first adopted by the UN in 2006, as a revolutionary step towards disability rights in Africa. But how real is the progress towards equality for persons with physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, blindness, deafness or albinism? What are the barriers to the CRPD's successful implementation on the continent, and how might we enforce inclusiveness and equality among those disadvantaged? This book brings together the findings of researchers in Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa to offer grassroots' perspectives on the challenges and possibilities of achieving disability rights under the CRPD. Challenging the generally optimistic view presented to date, the contributors provide evidence-based trenchant critiques of the Convention, highlight the ways in which disability rights are interpreted in varying contexts and with different disabilities, and examine particular issues in relation to children and women. Finally, the contributors suggest ways of moving forward and achieving disability rights in Africa.
Introduction
Jeff Grischow & Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy

1 Framing Disability Rights within African Human Rights Movements
Bonny Ibhawoh
2 Legislation as a Care institution? The CRPD and Rights of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in South Africa
Charlotte Capri
3 Examining the Implementation of Inclusive Education in Zimbabwe
Tsitsi Chataika & Lincoln Hlatywayo
4 Barriers to the Implementation of Education Article 24 of the CPRD in Kenya
Billian Otundo
5 A Disabled Disability Movement: The Paradox of Participation in Uganda
Herbert Muyinda & Susan Reynolds Whyte
6 Implementation of the CPRD in Ethiopia: Grassroots Perspectives from the University of Gondar Community-Based Rehabilitation Programme
Mikyas Abera
7 Knowledge and Utilization of the CRPD and Persons with Disabilities Act 715 of Ghana among Deaf People
Wisdom Kwadwo Mprah & Juventus Duorinaah
8 CRPD Article 6 - Vulnerabilities of Women with Disabilities: Recommendations for the Disability Movement and Other Stakeholders in Ghana
Augustina Naami & Joana Okine
9 Assessing the benefits of the CRPD in Cameroon: The Experience of Persons with Disabilities in the Buea Municipality
Wisdom Kwadwo Mprah, Maxwell Peprah Opoku & Bernard Nsaidzedze Sakah
10African Ontology, Albinism and Human Rights
Elvis Imafidon

Conclusion
Jeff Grischow & Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy

JEFF D. GRISCHOW is Associate Professor, Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada and author of Shaping Tradition : Civil Society, Community and Development in Colonial Northern Ghana, 1899-1957 (2006).

MAGNUS MFOAFO-M'CARTHY is Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, and has over 15 years of social work practice experience in New York, British Columbia and Ontario. Hehas published articles in various journals, including International Journal for Equity in Health and International Journal of Mental Health.

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Title Details

300 Pages

2.16 x 1.4 cm

2 line illus.

Series: African Issues

Imprint: James Currey