THE MIDLANDS State University (MSU) Faculty of Law is set to hold a Disability Rights Open Day at the institution tomorrow.
The event would be held at the Graduate School, Faculty of Law and Commerce campus grounds from 10am to 4pm.
“The event will be an open air exhibition providing an opportunity to all internal stakeholders at MSU to be assisted with information pertaining to the mainstreaming of disability rights for an inclusive society,” the faculty said in a statement.
There would be three exhibitions, disability rights community engagement activities, the MSU legal aid clinic and the disability resource centre.
The faculty introduced a module on disability rights in a bid to raise awareness on human rights violations perpetrated against people living with disabilities (PWDs).
“It is only through disability mainstreaming and the understanding of disability rights as human rights that persons with disabilities can be fully and effectively included in society,” the faculty added.
It highlighted lack of respect for inherent dignity, high levels of discrimination and stigma, lack of full and effective participation in society, severe poverty, lack of access to vital aspects such as justice, education, health facilities and employment services as some of the problems faced by PWDs.