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  • Organisation

    The Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC) is a Not-for-Profit Civil Society Organisation that works to protect the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and promote their Inclusion in the Development Agenda

    A pioneer in the field of disability programming in Nigeria, DRAC uses an array of innovative and creative tools and methods to engage with duty bearers and raise public awareness on disability rights, with the primary aim of ensuring inclusion and access at all levels for persons with disabilities, with a special focus on Women and Girls with Disabilities (WGWDs) in Nigeria.

    DRAC is currently managing multiple project portfolios focused on sexual and gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, political participation and access to justice for persons with disabilities.

    • Organisation

      The Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC) is a Not-for-Profit Civil Society Organisation that works to protect the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and promote their Inclusion in the Development Agenda

      A pioneer in the field of disability programming in Nigeria, DRAC uses an array of innovative and creative tools and methods to engage with duty bearers and raise public awareness on disability rights, with the primary aim of ensuring inclusion and access at all levels for persons with disabilities, with a special focus on Women and Girls with Disabilities (WGWDs) in Nigeria.

      DRAC is currently managing multiple project portfolios focused on sexual and gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, political participation and access to justice for persons with disabilities.

    • Project

      Making it work focuses on women with disabilities in order to address the steep difference in healthcare access for non-disabled women and access for male PWD compared to their female counterparts.

      The project piggybacks on the National Policy on Sexual and Reproductive Health of Persons with Disabilities especially Women and Girls with Disabilities to advocate for measures to be put in place to ensure access to health for WWD; by providing hospital facilities and diagnostic equipment that are physically accessible, appropriate and reasonable communication accommodations, healthcare professionals who are trained to serve people with disabilities, healthcare providers with the appropriate knowledge to handle disability issues and others.

      The policy was developed through a participatory process led by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development with strategic inputs from a broad range of stakeholders. Following the endorsement of the Policy by the Minister for Health, the National Council on Health approved the Policy in June 2018, making it a working document of the Federal Ministry of Health.

      This policy is the first of its kind and provides a policy and programme direction to Government, Civil Society Organisations, Development Partners and the organised Private Sector on how to deal with reproductive health concerns of persons with disabilities especially women and girls. Although the document is developed with women and girls in mind, it is important to note that male involvement including addressing reproductive health issues of men is implied and an integral part of this endeavour.

      Making It Work focuses on bringing this policy to life and by initiating actions to ensure that it is adopted and implemented by stakeholders across board in order to ensure increased access to health for women and girls with disabilities. This project strengthens the capacity of women and girls with disabilities to take the lead in advocating for the implementation of the policy through the provision of appropriate, accessible health-care services and will educate healthcare professionals and a wide range of health sector stakeholders’ disability inclusive service delivery as prescribed in the policy.

  • Project

    Making it work focuses on women with disabilities in order to address the steep difference in healthcare access for non-disabled women and access for male PWD compared to their female counterparts.

    The project piggybacks on the National Policy on Sexual and Reproductive Health of Persons with Disabilities especially Women and Girls with Disabilities to advocate for measures to be put in place to ensure access to health for WWD; by providing hospital facilities and diagnostic equipment that are physically accessible, appropriate and reasonable communication accommodations, healthcare professionals who are trained to serve people with disabilities, healthcare providers with the appropriate knowledge to handle disability issues and others.

    The policy was developed through a participatory process led by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development with strategic inputs from a broad range of stakeholders. Following the endorsement of the Policy by the Minister for Health, the National Council on Health approved the Policy in June 2018, making it a working document of the Federal Ministry of Health.

    This policy is the first of its kind and provides a policy and programme direction to Government, Civil Society Organisations, Development Partners and the organised Private Sector on how to deal with reproductive health concerns of persons with disabilities especially women and girls. Although the document is developed with women and girls in mind, it is important to note that male involvement including addressing reproductive health issues of men is implied and an integral part of this endeavour.

    Making It Work focuses on bringing this policy to life and by initiating actions to ensure that it is adopted and implemented by stakeholders across board in order to ensure increased access to health for women and girls with disabilities. This project strengthens the capacity of women and girls with disabilities to take the lead in advocating for the implementation of the policy through the provision of appropriate, accessible health-care services and will educate healthcare professionals and a wide range of health sector stakeholders’ disability inclusive service delivery as prescribed in the policy.

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