Our self-advocacy project success

Since the second visit of consultants from Down syndrome International (DSi) to Nigeria in June 2019 our self-advocacy group has expanded to include 19 self-advocates with Down syndrome.

Our self-advocacy group met has met 21 times as well as coming together for specific advocacy activities. We have covered a broad range of subjects in our meetings, including:

  • the history of the disability movement in Nigeria;
  • how to express your feelings and opinions;
  • how to make a complaint;
  • being assertive rather than aggressive or passive;
  • understanding choices and decision making and
  • speaking up (being good at self-advocacy).

Read more on our project success with DSi on https://www.ds-int.org/blog/nigeria-self-advocacy-project-success