Down Syndrome South Afica

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)


The UNCRPD was adopted by the UN in December in 2006. South Africa signed and ratified both the Convention and the option protocol in 2007.

The purpose of the Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights by persons with disabilities. It covers a number of key areas such as accessibility, personal mobility, health, education, employment, habilitation and rehabilitation, participation in political life, and equality and non-discrimination. This Convention is the first new human rights treaty of the 21st century and will mark a major shirt in the way the worlds 1 billion people with disabilities are treated. 

Click here to download the UNCRPD 


The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities For People with Down Syndrome


This Guide is the vehicle of expression of a group of young people with intellectual disabilities who, with the support provided by their membership to Project Amigo, decide to start working together on the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Their purpose is not just to understand what it is about, but to analyze themselves in order to identify, even with much uncertainty and facing how cruel the reality may be, the way these rights have been and continue to be violated. 


Download the guide here:  Guide to the UNCRPD for people with Down syndrome



Inclusion Ghana have developed a Child Protection Policy. DSSA is in the process of developing our own, however in the meanwhile you may want to download Inclusion Ghana's document. To download the Child Protection Policy click here.



Click here to download the Guide to the Children's Act for Child and Youth Care Workers 2011.



Click here to download the Increase in the Social Assistance Act 28th March 2014