A group of 11 people, 4 in their wheelchair’s, grouped together in preparation for the start of The Nappy Run
  • What: Nappy Run fun run
  • When: 2 November 2019 at 07:30 (registration opens at 06h30)
  • Where: Johannesburg Zoo (Jan Smuts Ave & Upper Park Dr, Parkview, Johannesburg, 2193)
  • How much: Adults – R100 | Children – R60 (tickets include zoo entry and a goodie bag)

About the Nappy Run

We believe that every child with a disability is a valuable part of our society and deserves to live with all their rights upheld. Disability rights are human rights, and we are committed to help children with disabilities, the most marginalised people in society, to live with dignity.

Children with disabilities are denied their most basic human right when their sanitary needs are not adequately provided for with nappies. Many disabilities cause incontinence and when something as essential as a nappy is missing from a child’s care, it compromises their health, dignity, comfort, and freedom, and undermines their value in society.

The government is constitutionally mandated and obliged to provide nappies for children with disabilities as part of the primary health care system, but it has failed them.

Our work aims to make up for government’s lack of support and to increase society’s knowledge and understanding of disability issues and rights, using the nappy as the central symbol for the campaign.

We also target government in our advocacy work, calling it to meet its constitutional responsibility to provide nappies and other assistive devices that children with disabilities need.