The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has called on women with disabilities in Nigeria to continue to challenge the systems and institutions to ensure access to employment and empowerment, elimination of all forms of gender-based violence, and secure sexual reproductive health rights in order to maximize their potentials.
This was contained in a press statement signed by David Anyaele, Executive Director, CCD, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, a day set aside globally to celebrate the contributions of women and girls to international development and impact.
CCD noted that “this year’s theme ‘Choose to Challenge’ reminds us the resilience, doggedness, determination and constant push by women with disabilities in Nigeria to create a society that is inclusive and participatory on an equal basis with others.”
CCD affirmed that Women with disabilities in Nigeria have continued to struggle for equal opportunity, access to healthcare and education as well as respect for their human rights.
The also reaffirmed its position for a better society for women most importantly women with disabilities, whom the society has long-neglected and excluded.
CCD urges women with disabilities to join politics as there are lots of opportunities for women with disabilities in the political arena as speaking outside the policy table would prolong the struggle for women with disabilities participation in governance.