Entries by UNAPD

Membership Empowerment Project

This was a three-year project (2011-2013) with a goal of enabling persons with physical disabilities enjoy equal rights in all aspects of life and are included equally into development programs and projects. The project resulted into increased advocacy capacity of the staff, board and members in the areas of accessibility and access of people with […]

Local Branch Empowerment Project

This was UNAPD’s first major project and was supported by the Dansk Handcap Forband. Through the project, UNAPD was able to mobilise people with physical disabilities and formed associations. The project also built the capacity of members, staff and board in areas of lobbying, advocacy, leadership and group dynamics. It was implement from 2005-2007 in […]

UNAPD gets new Board

By James Mwandha Chairman UNAPD On December 29, 2009, members of UNAPD held a General Assembly (GA) where they elected a new Board of Directors to lead them in the next four years (2010-2014). At the same occasion, members approved a new UNAPD’s Constitution and Strategic Plan 2010-2015. The 2nd General Assembly was held at […]

What people say about Accessibility Standards

With the introduction of Accessibility Standards, those participating in the construction industry must observe the Standards in new constructions and as much as possible during reconstruction and renovation of existing structures. I call upon the designers of physical infrastructure to utilize them so as to ensure persons with disabilities equal access to the various services. […]

Accessiblity Standards launched

UNAPD members and partners were all smiles on May 27, 2010 as the organisation launched Accessibility Standards at Grand Imperial Hotel, Kampala. The atmosphere was orange and grey as many of guests at the launch were dressed in orange and grey T-shirts with messages: “Make buildings and other facilities accessible to PWDs”. The Chief Guest […]

Pain and suffering

I wish to share with you about a strange challenging condition called arthritis. Arthritis is a broad term referring to a disease that causes a lot of pain in the joints and muscles. It has many types among which is rheumatic arthritis. Rheumatic arthritis  is a serious disabling condition marked with fever and pain in muscles […]

What can I do?

I was born on July 20, 1976 in Buhimba Sub-county, Hoima District. I developed polio in infancy but I survived it though it paralysed my left leg.  I started walking with the help of two crutches at the age of eight years. However, later on, I regained some strength in my legs particularly the right one […]

Cases of violation of the rights of PWDs in Ntungamo district

“Women are raped” Edgar Nyabongo, District Police Commander “The common cases committed against PWDs are assault because people think that PWDs are weak; minor disagreements more especially in business; theft in business and simple robberies. Men also take advantage of women with disabilities and rape them. Some report rape cases when they are already pregnant […]

PWABIs, care givers exhibit at UMA

As many companies from East Africa and beyond flocked into Uganda to participate in this year’s Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) exhibition, UNAPD, through the Labour Market Project, mobilised People with Acquired Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy (PWABIs)  and caretakers to also showcase what they are able to do. Five PWABIs/caretakers participated in the seven-day show which […]

PWABIS hold quarterly meeting

As one of the major ways of bringing People with Acquired Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy (PWABIs) together to develop themselves, they started to hold quarterly meetings where they shared business ideas and experiences. The first meeting that attracted 20 participants was held in October 2010, where all the 10 Labour Market Project parishes in […]