Deaf Women Aloud Initiative, DWAI, in its efforts at ensuring quality, inclusive and accessible healthcare services are provided for Deaf women and girls in Taraba state, took its advocacy drive to Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Taraba state Chapter.
Speaking during the meeting while presenting challenges hindering inclusive healthcare services for Deaf women, the Executive Director of DWAI, Hellen Beyioku-Alase said the initiative has identified Religious organisation to play an important role in the life of everyone and can not be left out.
The Executive Director emphazied the significance and understanding of the need for an inclusive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services and other health services for Deaf Women and Girls.
“CAN as the body of Christ can use her resources and network in promoting inclusiveness through dissemination of sermons harped on Disability inclusion especially for Deaf Women and Girls”.
Mrs Alase also shared experience about some important gatherings that doesn’t give room for inclusion by not providing Sign Language Interpreting services for Deaf audience, while passionately appealing for consideration in ensuring these barriers are eliminated.