Disability Rights Awareness Month 2015 Concept Paper (DRAM2015)

Authors: Department Social Development

Cabinet in 2013 approved the annual celebration of National Disability Rights Awareness Month from 3 November to 3 December, and 3 December as National Day of Persons with Disabilities on the national events calendar.

The objectives of DRAM2015 are:

  • To increase awareness about the rights of persons with disabilities as equal citizens among society in general;
  • To accelerate equal access to socio-economic opportunities for persons with disabilities by making information available and accessible;
  • To harness the abilities of persons with disabilities as active participants in South Africa’s development; 
  • To demonstrate government’s commitment to the promotion, protection and upholding of the rights of persons with disabilities by removing access and participation barriers to socio-economic opportunities and justice and by strengthening the representative voice of persons with disabilities.