DRAC, with support from the Christoffel-Blinden Mission (CBM) is currently implementing a project aimed at reducing violence against women and girls with disabilities in Nigeria, with the FCT as a pilot site.
Annually, many groups around the world mark and promote International Women’s Day as a global day of celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action, to think, act and be gender inclusive. The theme for the 2018 International Women’s Day was “Press for Progress”.
To commemorate the 2018 International Women’s Day, DRAC in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President and the FCT Social Development Secretariat is organized a 1-Day Dialogue on the Status of Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities in the FCT.
The objectives of the Dialogue were to first; present and disseminate DRAC’s Baseline Study on violence against women and girls with disabilities and Accessibility Audit Report of multi-sectoral services available to victims of violence. Secondly, to highlight gender and disability-based violence against women with disabilities and the challenges they face in accessing multi-sectoral services. And lastly, to initiate ways to press for progress in mainstreaming women with disabilities in the mainstream women’s movement / agenda.