The editors of the African Disability Rights Yearbook (ADRY) are pleased to announce the publication of the fourth volume of ADRY. Section A of this volume features eight articles by: Mark Mostert exploring stigma as a barrier to the implementation of the CRPD in the African region; Lucianna Thuo on the inclusion of youth with disabilities in Kenyan political and public life; Ngozi Umeh on the intersection between ‘disability’ and the Nigerian Constitution; Enoch Chilemba on mechanisms for addressing violence against children with disabilities in selected African countries; Rebecca Johns and Colleen Adnams on sexuality education for learners with disabilities in a South African province; Paul Chappell on sexual access for adolescents with disabilities in South Africa; Willene Holness on the development of Sign Language in South African schools; and Abdallah Possi on the implementation of the CRPD in Tanzania.

Section B contains reports on three countries: Angola by Eduardo Kapapelo; Gabon by Maitre Christophe Tchudjo and Victorine Maptue Toguem; and Senegal by M. Abdoulaye Thiam and M. Seydi Ababacar Sy Sow.

Section C contains two commentaries by: Innocentia Mgijima-Konopi on the jurisprudence of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its implications for the African region; and Dianah Msipa on the right to work and employment for persons with disabilities in the Southern Africa region.

This volume ends with a book review. Paul Chappell reviews Loneliness and its opposite: Sex, disability, and the ethics of engagement by Don Kulick and Jens Rydström.


  • Charles Ngwena (convening editor)
  • Ilze Grobbelaar-du Plessis
  • Helene Combrinck
  • Serges Djoyou Kamga
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