Disability: Barriers to economic participation and discriminatory practices also extend to persons living with disabilities. In general persons with disabilities are less likely to attend school, have lower literacy rates than people living without disabilities, face higher rates of unemployment (63% compared to 21%) and face wide-spread discrimination.
Whilst Nigeria’s Disability Rights Act was signed into law in January 2019, implementation of the Act to enable a disability-inclusive socio-economic landscape is still a distant reality. With very little data available regarding persons with disability in the KKJ, the barriers to disability inclusion are all the greater.
LINKS believes there is a positive and essential role for women and persons with disabilities to play in the growth and prosperity of the KKJ. Our vision is to address barriers and systemic constraints; and to leverage opportunities for women and persons with disability’s economic participation.
To achieve our targets, LINKS designs its interventions around four key principles:
For more detail see Taylor et al (2015)
Disability = Impairment + Barriers
We will be working with these four principles in delivering Gender Equality and Social Inclusion this is the ‘’how to‘’ of LINKS’ approach to GESI.