Established in 1989, the Lesotho National Federation of Organisations of the Disabled (LNFOD) is an umbrella body of organisations dealing with disability in Lesotho.
LNFOD's Vision: A Basotho society that is accessible and inclusive of all people that live in it, and that enables and empowers people with disabilities to enjoy their social, economic, political and human rights on equal basis with others, and to reach their full potential in all aspects of development.
Its mission is to advocate for, promote, and defend the rights of people with disabilities and their families through provision of training, material and emotional support, and by representing their needs to government, development partners and the wider community.
Its membership consists of the Lesotho National Association of Physically Disabled (LNAPD), Intellectual Disability Association of Lesotho (IDAL), Lesotho National League of the Visually Impaired Persons (LNLVIP) and National Association of the Deaf in Lesotho (NADL)
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More than a thousand join hands to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Lesotho
Over a thousand of persons with disabilities and supporters participated in a march across the streets of Maseru in support of equalisation of opportunities for persons with disabilities in Lesotho.
This event, established by the United Nations is celebrated each year on 3 December and it aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities campaigned carrying placards voicing their concerns directed to the minister of social development who failed keep his promise of bringing the disability equity bill to the parliament before end of 2015.
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PUBLIC LECTURE ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:
The Lesotho National Federation of Organisations of the Disabled (LNFOD) will be hosting a public lecture on the 25 January 2016 on access to justice for persons with disabilities.
The public lecture will be conducted by the law Professor Mechelo Hasungule from the University of Pretoria. He has extensive knowledge and experience on the disability rights law.
LNFOD has therefore invited all the stakeholders dealing with access to justice which includes; Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, Ministry of Law, Human rights and Constitutional Affairs, police and the magistrates so as to promote the respect and protection of the rights of people with disabilities in the justice sector of Lesotho.
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