Persons with disabilities face discrimination and barriers that restrict them from participating in society on an equal basis with others every day. They are denied their rights to be included in the general school system, to be employed, employed, to move freely, to vote to participate in sport and cultural activities.
In developing country like Nigeria, persons with disabilities are often marginalized and in extreme poverty. The protection guaranteed in other human rights treaties and grounded in the universal declaration of human rights should apply to all. Persons with disabilities are been sidelined of their right.
A Boy With Poor Sight
|A Deaf and Dumb Poor Girl|
In some communities, they are being locked up at homes and may be subjected to neglect and abuse, they are further disposed of their right to live as equal citizens with others in the community.
EOF urge you to support and partner with us on advocacy for the right of people with disabilities in developing countries.