• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO

Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC)

Vision: A just world, devoid of poverty and intolerant of all forms of discrimination Mission: DRAC works to facilitate the full participation of vulnerable groups especially persons with disabilities and women/girls while promoting and protecting their rights. Objectives: Provide accurate, relevant and practical disability-related information and statistics as background and justification for evidence-informed interventions as well as opportunities for information sharing among organisations that provide services to PWDs in Nigeria. Raise awareness on the health and welfare needs of PWDs and WWDs in Nigeria with a view to changing disability stereotypes and dispelling myths and misconceptions related to disability and mobilising practical efforts that make the Nigerian environment more responsive and enabling for PWDs. Advocate at national and international levels for policies and actions, which further the human rights of PWDs and WWDs. Maintain consultative status on Disability Accessibility issues within Nigeria and Africa by developing and maintaining links between PWDs service providers and relevant agencies. Facilitate opportunities for the voices of WWDs to be heard in national and international fora in which ideas about disability are exchanged and ensure that the disability agenda is kept on the front burner of National and International discourse and ensure the meaningful involvement of women with disabilities in the wider women sector. Urge Government, Private Sector and International Development Agencies to channel significant amounts of the resources available for health and development to interventions for PWDs and WWDs. Initiate and mainstream the development of effective STD/HIV prevention, reproductive health, gender and social support services for women with disabilities through advocacy for conditions that are more favourable to their good health and social wellbeing. Support employers seeking to become more disability friendly, and state governments engaged in policy reform favourable to the disability agenda. Strengthen the organizational and management capacity of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in order to increase their effectiveness and impact.
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Experience

Primary Funders

Contract Awards

Making It Work: Addressing the Difference in Healthcare Access

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) - The Netherlands

Company Offices

  • Nigeria
  • Abuja
  • Plot 690 (AKON HOUSE) Gidado Idris Street