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  • Organisation

    The Deaf Women Aloud Initiative (DWAI) is a non-profit, non-partisan and communal association which started in 2001. The organisation amplifies the voices of deaf women in Nigeria and other African countries whose voices have drowned,  using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and status-quo.

    DWAI exists to mitigate the exploitation of deaf women, eliminate discrimination, promote social inclusion and enhance secular participation of deaf women in Nigeria. DWAI promotes political participation of women with disabilities and rehabilitation of deaf women.

    The organisation also raises awareness among the general population about sensitive issues that affect deaf people, i.e. issues like sexual and reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), sexual abuse, gender-based violence, injustices, stigmatisation and discrimination. DWAI aims to promote policy formulation and its implementation to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.

    • Organisation

      The Deaf Women Aloud Initiative (DWAI) is a non-profit, non-partisan and communal association which started in 2001. The organisation amplifies the voices of deaf women in Nigeria and other African countries whose voices have drowned,  using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and status-quo.

      DWAI exists to mitigate the exploitation of deaf women, eliminate discrimination, promote social inclusion and enhance secular participation of deaf women in Nigeria. DWAI promotes political participation of women with disabilities and rehabilitation of deaf women.

      The organisation also raises awareness among the general population about sensitive issues that affect deaf people, i.e. issues like sexual and reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), sexual abuse, gender-based violence, injustices, stigmatisation and discrimination. DWAI aims to promote policy formulation and its implementation to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.

    • Project

      Increasing Access to Health Services and Information for Deaf Women project facilitates the provision of sign language interpretation service within the health system in Abuja and Enugu. The project employs the use of capacity strengthening, advocacy and sensitisation to mobilise the deaf community and other key stakeholders including civil society organisations (CSOs), the media, and youth groups.

      Deaf Women Aloud Initiative (DWAI) is working with trained leaders to adopt and implement developed work plans to mobilise key stakeholders in their communities to engage key health decision-makers including management of health facilities, local government and other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) officials to ensure the development of policies that facilitate the provision of sign language interpretation systems within health facilities in Abuja.

      The capacity of selected deaf women and youth leaders is strengthened on leadership, advocacy, lobbying and sensitisation to be able to lead the process in their community.

  • Project

    Increasing Access to Health Services and Information for Deaf Women project facilitates the provision of sign language interpretation service within the health system in Abuja and Enugu. The project employs the use of capacity strengthening, advocacy and sensitisation to mobilise the deaf community and other key stakeholders including civil society organisations (CSOs), the media, and youth groups.

    Deaf Women Aloud Initiative (DWAI) is working with trained leaders to adopt and implement developed work plans to mobilise key stakeholders in their communities to engage key health decision-makers including management of health facilities, local government and other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) officials to ensure the development of policies that facilitate the provision of sign language interpretation systems within health facilities in Abuja.

    The capacity of selected deaf women and youth leaders is strengthened on leadership, advocacy, lobbying and sensitisation to be able to lead the process in their community.

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