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.
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.
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.