FACICP’s mission is to mainstream the issues of women and girls with disabilities in various societal and institutional sectors through research, advocacy and technical assistance across board.
FACICP envision an inclusive society where the human rights and potentials of women and girls with disabilities are respected in all sectors, beginning with their families
Family Centered Initiative for Challenged Persons (FACICP) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2000 to address the development imbalance suffered by women with disabilities in Nigeria. It works towards mainstreaming the issues of women and girls with disabilities in gender and development programs for proper integration and placement of women and girls with disabilities in the society.
Ms. Ekaete Judith Umoh, who realized that the challenges she overcame, provided her an opportunity to advocate for other women with disabilities, conceived the Center. While studying at the university, Ms. Umoh was placed in a hostel reserved for female students with disabilities. Her stay in this hostel made her appreciate better the diversity of the plight of women and girls with disabilities and the reaction of people towards them and most importantly, the discrimination suffered by these women. Aside her experience as an undergraduate, Ms. Umoh's involvement with women's rights groups in Nigeria opened her eyes to the fact that women with disabilities were constantly being excluded from development programs, especially those targeting women. Most of the activities/programs were not disability-sensitive and women with disabilities could not access these opportunities. At this time there were no organizations addressing the rights of women with disabilities in her community and Ms. Umoh formed FACICP to address the human rights and development issues of women with Disabilities.
32, Udobio Street, Uyo, Akwa –Ibom State, Nigeria
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