There is growing recognition in Nigeria and across the world of the need to protect and promote the rights of women and people with disabilities in times of relative peace, insecurity and violent conflict. Through treaties, resolutions of the Security Council and General Assembly, as well as national policies – including National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security – countries have committed to ensuring that conflict resolution, security operations and peacebuilding policies and practices are inclusive. However, to date, this commitment has not translated to positive and genuine impact experienced by women with disabilities, who face double marginalisation due to their gender and their disability. Very little research has been conducted on women with disabilities and their specific experiences of conflict and violence. As a result, many government and civil society policies, programmes and services do not take these realities into account.
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