The Nigerian Ministry of Women Affairs is a ministry of the Nigerian government that promotes the development of women with equal rights and corresponding responsibilities. The objectives of the Ministry include stimulating action to promote civic, political, social and economic participation of women; coordinating and monitoring women's programmes; providing technical and financial support to women non-governmental organizations, especially the National Council of Women Societies. The Ministry of Women Affairs is required to review substantive and procedural laws that affect women.

The Ministry also promotes literacy and health programs for women. In December 2007, the ministry issued a policy that addresses HIV/AIDS in the workplace, helping to ensure prevention, care and support for those living with the disease.

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Policy, legislation and its implementation
Strengthen policy and legislation to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities;

  • Commit to assenting to the Disability Right Bill and an inclusive approach to all human right provisions in the Nigerian constitution as they apply to persons with disabilities e.g. Right to movement, right to dignity of human persons, freedom of association, freedom of expression, right to information .etc. in consultation with civil society before the end of the current term of office of the President of Nigeria by 2023
  • Establish a strategic advocacy project focused on combating social challenges, stigma and stereotype.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: August 2018 to December 2023

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

Inclusive education sector plans
Improving access to inclusive education for children with disabilities;

  • Commit to the development of an inclusive education policy that  provides free compulsory education for all children with disabilities by 2020
  • Commit to ensuring physical structures are accessible to persons with disabilities and provide braille, sign language facilities for information or services opened to the public for accessibility for PWDs in the next 5years. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: 2018 to 2020

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

Inclusive social protection systems
Strengthen services and programmes to promote economic empowerment to persons with disabilities:

  • Commit to supporting the self-employment of people with disabilities through the provision of entrepreneurship training, grants, loans and micro-credit schemes.
  • Commit to giving incentives to cooperate bodies for employment and empowerment  for PWDs and ensure that organisations disclose the number of PWDs in their employment as required by law 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: August 2018 to December 2023

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

New programmes or services
Improve availability and affordability of technology/ innovation for Persons with disabilities:

  • Establishment of affordable technology and innovative centre to support the manufacture of appropriate and affordable assistive devices 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: August 2018 to December 2023

Theme: Harnessing Technology and Innovation
Year: 2018

Commit to use the Washington Group questions
Improve the collection, availability and use of disability data:

  • Commit to reliable and comparable data on disability  and its use in planning by setting up data and research fund and committing to the use of the Washington Group of questions for both the National Census and the current National Demographic survey

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: August 2018 to December 2023

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

Improve access to sexual and reproductive health rights and services for women and girls with disabilities:

  • Commit to the provision of quality and affordable information, commodities,  sexual and reproductive  health services. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: August 2018 to 2023

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018

Commit to mainstreaming disabilities issues in humanitarian services:

  • Improve access to  humanitarian service for persons with disabilities

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: August 2018 to December 2023.

Theme: Conflict and Humanitarian Contexts
Year: 2018