Commissioner Malatji conducts inspections ensuring compliance with convention of rights of persons with disabilities

11th January 2015

Photograph of South African Human Rights Commissionar MalatjiThe office of South African Human Rights Commissioner Malatji has the mandate to promote and protect the rights of persons with disability. Recognising that children with disability will be unable to participate fully in society if attitudinal and environmental barriers are not removed, the Commissioner is passionate about ensuring that rights of children with disabilities are protected and promoted.

In line with this, the Commissioner meets with various stakeholders to promote the rights of children with disability. One of such meetings is the dialogue with DeafKidz International. The purpose of this dialogue is to highlight the challenges faced by D/deaf children in South Africa and recommend solutions on how to ease these challenges in collaboration with DeafKidz International.

The Commissioner agreed to support DeafKidz International’s development programme in South Africa and to endorse its composite activities accordingly. DeafKidz International is to report its implementation of its abuse mitigation programme to Commissioner Malatji in the Spring of 2015. Commissioner Malatji is a huge advocate for the rights of D/deaf children and young people in South Africa. DeafKidz International warmly commends Commissioner Malatji’s support of its work.

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