The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) hosted representatives from Dewdrop Foundation (DDF), Women’s Health and Equal Rights (WHER); and the Voices For Inclusion team for the peer-learning exchange visit. The meeting took place at CCD’s office in Abuja.
CCD is one of the 3 organizations selected from Nigeria, and one of the 15 selected from Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Nigeria, Indonesia, and the Philippines; to participate in the Voices for Inclusion project.
The ‘Voices for Inclusion’ project focuses on learning between different types of marginalized groups in 5 countries (Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Nigeria, Indonesia, and the Philippines) and discovering if collaboration between these groups can lead towards more effective influencing of policy and practices.
The peer-learning visit is part of the Voices for Inclusion project supported by the Liliane Foundation (LF). The Peer-Learning Exchange visit aims are:
– sharing knowledge of approach on influencing policy and practices
– discovering if collaboration between these groups can lead towards more effective influencing of policy and practices
During the visit, CCD shared the experience of its struggle during the campaign for the passage of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disability (Prohibition) Act and knowledge of approaches that influenced its success, as well as other success stories.