Buhari signs Mental Health Bill into Law
Decades after mental health regulatory reforms have languished in the legislative chambers with failed attempts at overhaul in 2003 and 2013; President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed into law the Mental Health Bill harmonised by both Houses of Assembly in 2021. The signing which seems to be a parting gift to Nigerians from the president […]
Foundation Calls for Review of Policies on Disability Inclusion
As the world marked the International Day for Persons Living with Disabilities, the call for governments at all levels in Nigeria to revive policies designed to support disability inclusiveness in the country has been resonated. This was even as the call for the criminalisation and sanctions for head of government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) […]
South Africa: Online Learning Can Be Hard for Students With Disabilities – How to Help.
We found that in the haste to comply with the lockdown restrictions, university management focused on bridging the educational distance between itself and the majority of students and in the process excluded the minority group of students with disabilities.
Disability commission proposes accessibility engineering programme in varsities.
“We want to see how we can produce technical experts who will be consultants in their own rights to promote accessibility in the physical environment for persons with disability in Nigeria.”
Proper implementation of constitutional recognition best for Nigerians Living with Disabilities — Equal Rights Group
“A BILL FOR AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, 1999 (As Amended), (TO PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION AND PROTECTION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES)” passed its second reading at the National Assembly last week.
Persons with disabilities suffer too much in Nigeria, our laws ineffective – JONAPWD
“But, the law is not effective, it is yet to be implemented after two years of passage. Accessibility to all public buildings must be provided for people with disabilities according to the law…”
Black Purist ECOWAS: People with Disabilities Lack Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in Nigeria
Vaccines are now available globally to help protect people from COVID-19, yet many people with disabilities — who are at higher risk of adverse COVID-19 outcomes — have not been prioritised in Nigeria and across the ECOWAS region.
People With Disabilities Yet To Be Recognised By Law — Ojeifo
“Together with Human Rights Watch, She Writes Woman investigated cases of people with psychosocial disabilities being subjected to inhuman conditions—including shackling and forced treatment—in my country, Nigeria,” she said. “The horrific abuse of human chaining is not limited to Nigeria only. This practice has been documented in at least 60 countries across the world.”