The Persons with Disabilities Act 2012

Act Number: 
Act Number 6 of 2012

Date of Assent: 21st July, 2012

An Act to continue  the existence  of the Zambia  Agency for Persons with  Disabilities and  define  its functions and powers; promote the  participation of persons with disabilities with  equal  opportunities in the civil, political, economic, social and   cultural  spheres; provide for mainstreaming of disability issues as an integral part  of national     policies  and    strategies  of sustainable development; incorporate a gender perspective in  the promotion of the full enjoyment of human  rights and fundamental freedoms by persons with disabilities; ensure accessibility by persons with disabilities to the physical, social, economic and cultural environment, and  to health, education, information, communication and  technology; provide  for  the regulation  and  registration of institutions that provide services to  persons with  disabilities and organizations of, and for, persons with disabilities; continue the existence  of the National Trust  Fund  for Persons  with Disabilities; provide for  the  domestication of the Convention  on the Rights  of Persons  with Disabilities  and its Optional Protocol  and other  international instruments on  persons  with  disabilities to which  Zambia  is party,  in order to promote, protect  and  ensure  the  full and  equal enjoyment  of all human  rights and fundamental freedoms by persons  with  disabilities and  to  promote  respect  for their  inherent dignity;  repeal  and  replace  the  Persons with  Disabilities Act,  1996;  and   provide for  matters connected  with, or  incidental to, the foregoing.

 ENACTED by the Parliament of Zambia

Acts of Parliament (Post 1997)