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Socio-economic wellbeing and human right-related experiences of people with disabilities in Covid-19 times in South Africa.

13 October 2021
10:00 - 13:00

13 October 2021 | 10:00 – 13:00  

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COVID 19 has exacerbated the challenges and vulnerabilities faced by many South Africans and particularly persons with disabilities – one of the most marginalised sectors of society. Their lives have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19. A study led by the Institute for Development Studies (UK) and in partnership with the Human Sciences Research Council (SA) and the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities in South Africa has now completed the survey. We invite you to attend a webinar where we will present key findings from over 1800 respondents in South Africa and invite you consider the way forward for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities during the pandemic and beyond.

The webinar will be in two parts:

 1.            presentations and Q and A to enable participants to hear about the findings, and

2.            an interactive session where participants/delegates can share their ideas for creating a more disability inclusive South Africa.

 You are welcome to attend just the first part if you are short of time. There will be a short break between parts 1 and 2.

Note:  A South African Sign Language interpreter will be present and there will be real time transcription/ open captions of the presentations and discussion.

The United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) (UK government) funded the study and this webinar. (The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the UKRI). Please note that this seminar will be recorded and published on the HSRC podcast channel.

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