The International Women’s Day is a day set aside by the United Nations (UN) to celebrate women of all kinds across the globe.
The occasion which usually appreciates the determination, resilience and multi-tasking nature of women across the board, also seeks to create awareness on the need for women to be given chances and opportunities to contribute equally with their male counterparts.
This year’s Theme #EachForEqual which directly emphasizes that an equal world is an enabled world. It captured the concerns for Nigerian women and most specific women with disabilities. Women with disabilities are women with great potentials, with equal satisfaction, with equal leadership qualities and above all with capacity to raise homes if given the due chances and equal playing field.
Centre for citizens with disabilities (CCD) wishes to use this opportunity to reaffirm its position for a better society for women most importantly women with disabilities, whom the society has long neglected and give no attention. This is because gender equality is essential for economy and communities to thrive. We therefore, call on Nigerians; Women led movement and government in particular to recognize women with disabilities as stakeholders and to be given needed attention in the areas of employment, empowerment, gender based violence, and sexual reproductive health right to equally maximize their potentials.
The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the premier organization of, and for persons with disabilities that works to promote disability rights, independent living, inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in development agenda. CCD coordinated CSOs campaign for the passage of the National Disability Bill, now an Act.
David O. Anyaele