Group advocates more attention for physically challenged persons

 


According to the World Health Organization, at least 25 million people, have one disability or the other.

Women living with physical disability share in this statistics.

For those who are skilled, enabling environment and empowerment may give them a sense of belonging in the society.

A non-governmental organisation is empowering more than Forty women entrepreneurs living with physical disability in Lagos.

One way forward as identified by a group of concerned Nigerians is to empower these special women.

One of the women,Mrs Kalilu was one of the 40 women who attended the programme to benefit from free ICT and entrepreneurship training.

Stigma, discrimination, violence, and lack of access to healthcare, housing, and education are some of the many human rights abuses persons living with disability face. They believe the society can do more to put an end to these challenges.

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018, but is this enough?

Star Children Development Initiative is calling on more relentless advocacy by disability rights groups and activists, specifically for women with physical disability who are willing to be empowered.

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