VDI Advocacy and Courtesy Visit on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Enugu and Ebonyi States

In a pioneering initiative supported by AmplifyChange, Voice of Disability Initiative (VDI) embarked on an expansive advocacy and courtesy visit, focusing on the critical issue of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Enugu and Ebonyi States.

This ground-breaking visit, unfolded across key government offices, establishing a strategic dialogue with influential stakeholders. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Information, NAPTIP, JONAPWD, Legal Aid Council, Enugu’s Governor’s Office, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), NAPTIP, among others played pivotal roles in this transformative endeavour.

VDI’s mission transcends the ordinary; it is a commitment to reshaping the discourse around SRHR, particularly as it pertains to individuals with disabilities. The core objectives encompass raising awareness, promoting education, and advocating for policy advancements that will foster a supportive environment for this often marginalized community.

VDI seeks to create a lasting impact, and changing the narrative. It is a journey of empowerment, echoing the collective voice of those advocating for inclusivity in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. VDI envisions a landscape where the rights and well-being of individuals with disabilities are not only acknowledged but prioritized.

As VDI engaged with these key offices, the resonance of their advocacy echoed beyond the walls of bureaucracy. It was a call to action, a plea for comprehensive change in the narrative surrounding SRHR. The conversations delved into the disability rights, inclusive education, disability laws and reproductive health, challenging preconceived notions and paving the way for a more equitable future.

This initiative is more than a series of visits; it is a catalyst for a paradigm shift. VDI’s commitment to inclusivity extends beyond rhetoric, translating into tangible strides towards a society where PWDs, especially women and girls, has unrestricted access to their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.

As the courtesy visits unfolded, VDI’s multifaceted approach encompassed not only advocacy but also education. The team leveraged these engagements as platforms for disseminating information, fostering a culture of understanding and empathy. Through collaborative efforts, VDI and the stakeholders are sowing the seeds of change that will cultivate a more compassionate and informed community.

In conclusion, VDI’s journey in advocating for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights stands as a testament to the power of collective action and the potential for transformative change. Amplified by the support of AmplifyChange, this initiative transcends bureaucratic boundaries, leaving an indelible mark on the path towards a more SRHR conscious and inclusive society.

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