Championing the rights of persons with disabilities

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Three Australia Awards Alumni participated in the Disability Rights in Africa Conference, hosted by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria from Tuesday, 5 November to Wednesday, 6 November 2013.

Fikile Shongwe from Swaziland, Mike Chivumo from Zambia and Eni Ayeni from Nigeria were selected from a group of Alumni working in the disability rights sector. All three, who are engaged as advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities in their respective countries, explained that attending this conference was an opportunity to network and share ideas with other well-placed academics and professionals from across the continent.

Australia Awards was showcased as a global pioneer in embedding disability inclusion at all stages of the Scholarship.

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