Foundation advocates empowerment, promoting leadership among women with disabilities

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By Justina Auta

The Gallant Women Ability Foundation (G-WAF), an NGO, has advocated for more support towards advancing leadership and empowering women with disabilities in Nigeria.

The group made the call at a visit to Dr Mike Agbo-Omeri, former Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), ahead of its 2023 Global Women in Leadership Conference (GLOWCO), scheduled for December.

Mr Akubuike Chibuzor, the Team Leader and Executive Director, G-WAF, said the visit was to garner support with relevant stakeholders towards its annual conference to support women with disabilities.

Chibuzor said: “Our visit is to seek support for the upcoming GLOWCO 2023.

“The conference is birthed to serve as a platform to bring together women with disabilities who have succeeded in their different areas of endeavor.

“These women, who have excelled as thought leaders and influencers in public service, political and entrepreneurial spheres will discuss challenges limiting women with disabilities in leadership positions.

“They will also proffer solutions to these challenges; ignite positive change, aimed at empowering and promoting leadership among women with disabilities.”

The executive director noted the peculiar challenges women with disabilities faced in Nigeria, stressing the need for all to strategise towards supporting them.

Emphasising the need to promote the rights of women with disabilities, discover their leadership potential, Chibuzor said the conference’s agenda include inspiring the next generation, fostering leadership skills, networking opportunities, knowledge acquisition and inspirational speakers.

He highlighted the significant impact of the event to include empowering the marginalised and vulnerable group.

Responding, Omeri expressed commitment towards supporting women with disabilities.

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He shared valuable insights and agreed to assist in driving support for the conference. (NAN)

Edited by Dorcas Jonah/Muhammad Suleiman Tola

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