This page features the news on disability from Nigeria in the Debrief Library. See also news from other countries.


Accessibility and Design

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Disaster Risk Reduction and Crisis Response

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Economics and Social Protection

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Financial Inclusion

Gaining respect and financial stability: stories from Nigerian women. Village Savings and Loans Associations to help women set up their own businesses and cover expenses. (Nov, CBM)

Social Protection

In a leprosy colony residents endure stigma and neglect. “There are 64 leprosy settlements across Nigeria but most are in varying states of disrepair with little to no funding.” The article describes how conditions have deteriorated in one colony since the missionaries who founded the colony then left, but people have remained, and new support is not sufficient. (Jun, Aljazeera)

Education and Childhood

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Inclusive Education celebrating an amazing partnership & lasting impact (May, CBM UK)

Employment, Business and Work

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Documentary released on women living with disabilities in mining communities (Jun, Guardian Nigeria)


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Albinism group calls for reinstatement of free skin cancer treatment. (May, Radio Nigeria)

Mobility, Travel, Transport and Tourism

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Calls Mount For Nigerian Airports To Be Made More Accessible (May, Inclusive News Network)

Policy and Rights

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The House of Representatives passes a bill prohibiting discrimination against persons with disability (Jun, Nigerian Tribune)

Nigerian Disability Rights Acts: 3 years after Prospects and challenges (Jan, Pulse NG)

Lagos Govt Reiterates Commitment to People with Disabilities "with the launch of comic books aimed at promoting a friendly platform for disability inclusion." (Dec, This Day)

Politics and Elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission registers 73,609 voters with disabilities (Jul, Inclusive News)

Nigerians with disabilities seek inclusion in electoral process. (Jun, Aljazeera)

Violence and Harassment

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How organisations of persons with disabilities are keeping people safe. Among disability organizations ”there is limited understanding of key concepts of safeguarding, why they are important, and what needs to be in place to operationalise these concepts to keep people safe” (Mar, RSH)

Water and Sanitation (WASH)

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Accessible Sanitation in the Workplace Important Considerations for Disability-Inclusive Employment in Nigeria and Bangladesh (Jan, IDS)