The Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) has faulted the judiciary in ‘delaying cases’ that involve persons with disabilities.

Lyness Manduwa Project Officer for FEDOMA has said a lot of cases to do with violations of persons with disabilities have stalled in the courts.

Manduwa question the police for failing to investigate and prosecute people involved in the abuse of persons with disabilities.

She cited a case in which a woman with disability was raped and the police closed the case saying they failed to arrest the person who did the act.

Meanwhile, FEDOMA has called on the ministry of Health to provide resources that will help people with visual and hearing impairment to access information on HIV and AIDS.

This follows an observation that the country is still failing to provide braille and sign language interpreters for those with hearing and visual impairment, a situation that leaves the disabled community uninformed on issues of HIV and AIDS.

Project officer at FEDOMA Lyness Manduwa in an interview said the unavailability of braille and sign language is a discrimination to persons with disability and government should do something about it.

Credit: MIJ Online

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