As things get changing globally in terms of Social development and growth. The need to have an inclusive policy that fosters the right of People with disabilities seems to be on the increase, most especially women.
In Developing economies like Africa, where the majority are living below poverty lines in the various underserved communities, due to high level of economic marginalization, the female gender lead economy who are critical Stakeholders in the family structure, seems to be at the mercies of exclusion at all levels either directly or indirectly.
As of today, about half of Nigeria populations are women and about 20% of this demography are living with disabilities with little or no access to credit facilities, health care, education and with a massive rate of unemployment.
Coping with the unending narrative of excruciating routines of stigma, conditioner injustice alongside gender based violence linked to their conditions is enough a social struggle.
It becomes very important, to critically harvest opinions and develop inclusive policies that could cover up for the tiniest of this excluded populations of which women living with disabilities are a vital components.
Amidst this open reality, FACICP in partnership with Equal Right Action Washington are changing the pace of things and speaking to this narrative through strategic partnership across board to foster the right and inclusion of PWDs at all levels.
The pilot project is geared towards Strengthening organization of Women with Disabilities for Advocacy and Civic Engagements (SOWD-ACE) in 3 States of the federation across the geopolitical zones, FCT included.
The aim is to develop a strategic approach to disability rights, advocacy, public enlightenment, opinion sampling, policy review and speaking to the narrative in line with global best practices.
This will further domesticate social adaptation, all levels inclusion, and empowerment for Persons with disabilities
The open view is to leave no one behind while promoting decent work, zero poverty and strategic partnership where it matters as a core element of the SDGs.
This movement building will help bridge the gap where necessary and build a data set of PWDs and proffers possible solutions to the myriads of issues attached to their conditions.
According to the Executive Director, Mrs Eno, “We can’t wait to get it right, having the right system in place towards attaining an inclusive and egalitarian society”. She reteirated that, the success of the pilot project will help in developing models that will help in cascading the project to other states of the federation.
The FACICP lead project will be championed in the FCT, Akwaibom, Delta and Kano. All markers is to align with the provisions of the law prohibiting discrimination against persons with disabilities, reduces systemic neglect and create a level plain ground for female gender participation in the civil matters without bias.