One key section of FODPZ that is directly run by the National Coordinator is the Advocacy and Lobbying Department. The major work of FODPZ revolves around advocacy and lobbying at national level, working mostly at policy level with various stakeholders.

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FODPZ is currently running a multi-year project titled Strengthening the Disability Movement in Zimbabwe. The Project started in September 2018 and will end in 2021 and is being core funded by The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and CBM.

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  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    The commemoration of the international Day of Persons with Disabilities is held on the 3rd of December every year under different themes in partnership with the following organizations;

    Ministry of Labour, Manpower Planning and Social Services

    Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs)

    UN-Agencies (i.e UN-Women, UNDP, UNCEF and UNESCO)

    Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Zimbabwe

    Once again, FODPZ is excited to be participating in the event this year!

    This years theme is: Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 development agenda.  

New appointee to the PVO Board of Zimbabwe representing Persons with Disabilities

Mr Timothy Mudarikwa Executive Director of Zimbabwe Association of the visually handicapped (ZAVH) headquartered in Masvingo  was recently appointed to the Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) Board of Zimbabwe and received his confirmation of appointed from Honorable Minister Sekai  Zenza (Ministry of Labour, Manpower Planning and Social Services) on 29 October 2019. He would be representing the disability sector as a nominee from The Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Zimbabwe (FODPZ).

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ECD enrolment low for children with disabilities

Zimbabwe is still lagging behind in school enrolment for children with disabilities  enrolled at Early Childhood Development  an inclusive education report has revealed.

The report reveals that there is only fifteen percent of children with disabilities enrolled at ECD-A LEVEL and ONLY thirty percent at ECD-B level. Levels A classifies ages of 4-5years old and level B classifies ages 5-6years old. More

Miss Deaf Pride Zimbabwe set for Miss deaf Africa

The Miss Deaf Pride 2019 queen, Natasha Sibanda is preparing to take part in the Miss Deaf Africa beauty pageant in Seychelles in November 2019.

Natasha, who was crowned Miss Deaf Pride queen on the 28th of September 2019 after outshining 16 other finalists, is excited to represent the Zimbabwean deaf community at continental level. She explained that such platforms are weighty in raising awareness in the local communities. More