Domestication of Disability Convention long overdue

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which Zimbabwe signed and ratified in September 2013 but has not yet domesticated fully 6 years later, is at once a benchmark document, bedrock of disability rights,  blueprint for disability inclusion and the  first legally binding human rights instrument to comprehensively address the civil, cultural, political, social and economic rights of people with disabilities. The application of the Convention has immense implications for the removal of barriers, equalization of opportunities and disability inclusion. While Zimbabwe fiddles, the rights of persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe continue to be trampled upon with impunity by an unenlightened and discriminatory society. Find out more at