The Disability Rights and Development Centre – DHAT also offers and plays a faith-based role, to promote the welfare and livelihoods of families and communities against the backdrop of the triple crisis of disease, conflict and poverty. The goals, objectives and strategies of the Disability Rights and Development Centre – DHAT are aimed at strengthening family cohesion and securing family livelihoods through empowering different members of the family with various skills that are necessary to survive and to thrive. The main focus is to see thriving families who celebrate God’s plan for family, leading to shared value in their communities. As the organization works with different families, special attention is given to women, Children and young adults particularly those that are heading their families and, children that have been made vulnerable through various factors that include poverty disease or conflict.
The organization believes in a collaborative approach and works with various entities in the different communities that include churches and other faith-based organizations, community-based organizations and various government departments and stakeholders.
To assess the social, cultural, economic and political participation, representation and empowerment of Persons With Disabilities in Zambian Communities in six provinces.
To advocate, initiate and facilitate the development of disability sensitive HIV/AIDS policies and legislation in SADC region (policy and legislation reviews to ascertain relevance, regional consultative and lesson sharing workshops, participate in regional and international fora to influence opinion leaders and stakeholders)
Human Rights declarations, conventions and protocols by SADC member states
Facilitate development, harmonization and review of policies and legislations related to disability, HIV and AIDS interventions
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