Spotlight on vulnerable people's rights

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pretoria - Gauteng provincial government departments will today hold information sessions about the services that are available for people living with disabilities, abused women and children.

This will form part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign.

Gauteng MEC for Health and Social Development, Qedani Mahlangu, will be visiting women with disabilities at the Westbury Recreational Centre to create awareness on abuse with a specific focus on women with disabilities and the challenges they face.

One of the key challenges is their ability to relate their experiences using sign language, the department said.

Critical services including applying for social grants, identity documents as well as primary health care will be offered during the visit.

In addition, there will also be motivational talks from different organisations among them People Opposing Women Abuse.