The University of KwaZulu-Natal invites you to a webinar on COVID-19: IMPLICATIONS FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND THE WAY FORWARD.

As we go about our daily lives fending for ourselves and keeping safe from COVID-19, do we ever sit back to think of our family and friends living with intellectual and developmental disabilities? In case you do not know, people living with such disabilities are faced with many challenges such as limited access to healthcare, and; interrupted education, including poor online learning access. Some people living with disabilities (PLWD) are unable to use technology to connect with others. Further, some PLWDs have also lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak – many are now forced to rely on others for their survival. As individuals, parents, neighbours, caregivers, teachers, and government, what are we doing to ensure that our loved ones are not left behind? 

Presenters:

Dianah Msipa: Programme Officer in the Disability Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.
Professor Ebenezer Durojaye: Head of the Socio-Economic Rights Project at the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape.
Ms Lydia Mabaudi: BA in Philosophy, Politics and Law from the University of KwaZulu-Natal
Mr Thabo Magubane: third-year Bachelor of Laws student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

Chair/Moderator: Ms Moyosore Olabintan: Attorney and International Development Practitioner.

Date: Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Time: 17h00/RSA / 16h00 (CAT) 10h00 EDT/USA

ZOOM RSVP HERE

Kindly see attached invitation for meeting ID and passcode – session will open promptly.

Enquiries only: balogun@ukzn.ac.za / sibran@ukzn.ac.za

 

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