Patience Ogolo Dickson is the founder of Advocacy for Women with Disability International (AWWDI), a Non Profit organization that promotes the rights of girls & women with disabilities. She hails from Delta state, Nigeria and is also living with a physical disability.

Dickson has never let her disability stop her from charting a course to success or speaking out for women in a similar situation. Her quest to empower women and girls with disabilities and ensure an Inclusive development plan prompted her to create AWWDI in February 2009.

 

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Since its inception, Dickson has covered significant ground through various AWWDI programs such as skill acquisitions and empowerment for Women and Girls with Physical disabilities; Advocacy programs, ensuring inclusive representation on panels, committees, and human rights treaty bodies among others.

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The program has spread from Delta state, to Abia, and other south eastern states in Nigeria, while having its headquarters in Abuja.

Over the last eight years, Dickson has become a leading voice for women with disabilities, empowering them with skills and ensuring the inclusion of Women and Girls with Disabilities while considering their specific needs.

She is currently working towards a highly significant bill that seeks to curb the abuse of Niggerians with disabilities, in all forms.

 

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