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United Nations urged to include more women with disabilities ahead of election race

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Please shareTweetThe United Nations is being urged by campaigners round the world to ensure more women with disabilities are elected to positions of leadership. Sightsavers Nigeria is urging their UN representative to vote for diversity in the upcoming UN elections for the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The call is part of

Nigeria, Others Urged to Ratify Africa Disability Protocol

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Please shareTweetSome civil society leaders and government officials have advised Nigeria and some other countries in Africa to work towards adopting and ratifying the Africa Disability Protocol (ADP). They made the call during a recent two-day virtual conference that brought together key stakeholders in Africa. The ADP is a development that is expected to lead

Agency for disabled persons on course – FG

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The Federal Government on Tuesday said efforts were ongoing towards the establishment of the National Commission for Persons Living with Disabilities in Nigeria.

Winford Centre, UNESCO, Others Charge FG to Educate Children with Disabilities

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To promote inclusive education, disability and neurodiversity awareness, and social inclusion of children with disabilities in society, Winford Centre, the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Bridg-Networking Germany have charged the Federal Government to educate children with disability.

COVID-19 and application of disability laws in Nigeria

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The enactment of Discrimination against Person Disabilities (Prohibition) Act (the Disability Act) marked a paradigm shift in the legally acceptable manner of conducting affairs in Nigeria. It symbolizes a departure from the era wherein the treatment of persons with disability bore no legal consequence in the scheme of things. There is now a new legal regime, and this new reality need be given expression in all affairs, particularly in the current covid-19 response.