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White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (WPRPD)

South African Government Country Resources Disability Policies South Africa 9 March 2016 Policy document

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This WPRPD: Updates South Africa’s 1997 White Paper on an Integrated National Disability
Strategy (INDS); Integrates obligations of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities (UNCRPD) and in the Continental Plan of Action for the African
Decade of Persons with Disabilities (both of which South Africa has signed), with
South Africa’s legislation, policy frameworks and the National Development Plan
2030; Endorses a mainstreaming trajectory for realising the rights of persons with
disabilities; Provides clarity on and guides the development of standard operating procedures
for mainstreaming disability; Guides the review of all existing, and the development of new, sectoral policies; programmes, budgets and reporting systems to bring these in line with both
Constitutional and international treaty obligations; Stipulates norms and standards for the removal of discriminatory barriers that perpetuate the exclusion and segregation of persons with disabilities; Broadly outlines the responsibilities and accountabilities of the various stakeholders involved in providing barrier-free, appropriate, effective, efficient and coordinated service delivery to persons with disabilities, and guides self-representation of persons with disabilities.


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