Organisations

ActionAid International

South Africa

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PostNet Suite No 248
Private Bag x31
Saxonwold 2132
Johannesburg

ActionAid International works in 35 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Through long term development, relief and peace building work, ActionAid aims to secure lasting improvements in people's quality of lives and to support poor and marginalised groups to secure their basic rights to live a more fulfilled and dignified life. ActionAid works in partnership with over 2,000 civil society partners ranging from village-based AIDS support and women’s credit groups to national peasants’ movements and global education campaigns. ActionAid also works with national and local governments in poor countries to ensure that they respect, protect and fulfil their citizens’ human rights. ActionAid’s work reaches 13 million of the world’s poorest people and it employs 1,800 staff - 90% of them from developing countries

Southern African Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

Botswana

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P. O. Box AE 901 AEH, Molapo Crossing
Ipelo House, Plot 103, Unit 3, Commerce Park
Gaborone

We are a leading Southern African disability-focused network engaged in coordination of activities of organisations of Persons with Disabilities in the Southern Africa region. The organisation was formed in 1986 by persons with disabilities as a federation of Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) with a strong presence in 10 countries. In each of these countries, we coordinate our programs and activities through national federations of DPOs, as follows:

- Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Angola (FAPED);
- Botswana Federation of Disabled People (BOFOD);
- Lesotho National Federation of the Disabled (LNFOD);
- Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA);
- Forum of Associations of Disabled People in Mozambique (FAMOD);
- National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia (NFPDN);
- Disabled People South Africa (DPSA);
- Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Swaziland (FODSWA);
- Zambia Federation of Disabled (ZAFOD); and
- Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Zimbabwe (FODPZ).

OUR MISSION

"To advocate for the rights of Persons with Disabilities as well as nurturing and strengthening its affiliates and other stakeholders in Southern Africa to ensure promotion of inclusive development and human rights for persons with disabilities."

OUR SLOGAN

SAFOD operates under the following motto: "Unlocking an Inclusive Society for Persons with Disabilities in Southern Africa."

OUR VISION

"An inclusive society where Persons with Disabilities are treated with dignity, respect and on the basis of equality."

WHAT WE DO

SAFOD delivers on its mission of strengthening DPOs in SAFOD member countries through training, research, coordination, information-sharing, promotion of human rights and stimulating persons with disabilities' political and social development.