ABILITY IN GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Posted December 3, 2021 from Nigeria
ABILITY IN GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES
ABILITY IN GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES: In Nigeria, Girls with disabilities confront several obstacles, including stigmatization, discrimination, and social injustices based on assumptions about the causes of their disability. (1/2)

In Nigeria, Girls with disabilities confront several obstacles, including stigmatization, discrimination, and social injustices based on assumptions about the causes of their disability. Unfortunately, due to a lack of standardized facilities such as clean and accessible restrooms and learning rooms, schools, particularly state-owned institutions, fail to successfully meet their educational demands, significantly impacting their mental health. Girls with Disabilities must participate in programs that enhance their mental health and wellness so that they are able to raise their voices on issues that concerns and affects them while also establishing a sense of inclusion. Women & Girls Capabilities & Empowerment Organization Nigeria has run a variety of initiatives in secondary schools, and have worked with girls with disabilities, who have always responded positively manifesting as a strong determination to succeed by sticking to their dreams to resisting being married off and being hidden in the home, they have shown extraordinary courage to march on. In 2017, the Federal Government passed the National Policy on Disability, which outlaws discrimination based on disability, as well as the Child Rights Act of 2003, which safeguards children's rights. Even though these laws exist to protect the rights of people with disabilities, particularly the most vulnerable (women and girls), many of them are unaware of these laws because they reside in rural communities with limited access to basic services and because the laws are written in English, which they do not understand.

Girls with disabilities are a crucial group with the potential to contribute to the rapid actualization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through economic/social empowerment programs   that take into focus

S- Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Information

T- Technology Skills for Sales and Marketing

E – Ending Violence against Women and Girls and Harmful Practices Information

A- Accounting and Business Management Skills

M- Manufacturing and Start-Up Support.

This story was submitted in response to Disability Justice.

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Jill Langhus
Dec 06, 2021
Dec 06, 2021

Hello, Dear, Oluwatoyin,

How are you doing, dear? I applaud you for helping out those who are marginalized. I'm sure the girls and women that you have helped to empower and find their voices, are most appreciative of you helping them, too. Please keep up the great work. Thanks so much for sharing your work and also for letting us know what the situation is for girls and women in Nigeria with disabilities. Please keep up your great work! XX

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Dec 10, 2021
Dec 10, 2021

Thank you Jill as always
Appreciate

Jill Langhus
Dec 13, 2021
Dec 13, 2021

You're very welcome, dear.

Hope you have a good week!

Beth Lacey
Dec 06, 2021
Dec 06, 2021

Your work is so important. I am sure the girls you are helping see you as an angel

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Dec 10, 2021
Dec 10, 2021

I am trying my best
I hope they do
Appreciate your comment

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Dec 10, 2021
Dec 10, 2021

Greetings Oluwatoyin, thanks for writing and sharing your support of the good work you are involved in with these young ladies. Your so on point with advocating and educating them and the world at the same time.
Do you have a website to share? If not please consider sharing and hopes to hear more from you in the future.
sincerely,
Mama Queen

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Dec 10, 2021
Dec 10, 2021

Thank you Queen
www.wgcceeo.org is the website of the Organization I represent
Thank you
Appreciate your comment

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Dec 10, 2021
Dec 10, 2021

your welcome dear.
MQ

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 12, 2021
Dec 12, 2021

Dear Oluwatoyin,
Congratulations on your work and organization, Women & Girls Capabilities & Empowerment Organization Nigeria. I love the look on the faces of these women, they beam happiness. It is very good news that the Government has made statements of support. with your work, hopefully real changes will be made possible if the Government will follow through with significant support to have in place what is needed.

Grace Iliya
Dec 15, 2021
Dec 15, 2021

Hello Oluwatoyin,
What you are doing is super amazing. A lot of times girls with disability are left helpless, but for people like you who are ensuring that they are being hear, the path becomes clearer for many more people to be involved. Please keep up the good work.

Much Love