Lois Auta

2014 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria

5 Extraordinary Women in Nigeria Challenging the Status Quo

I am an advocate of inclusive legislation. I am glad that the Persons with Disabilities Bill has been recently signed, which means we will have better access to infrastructure, health care, and transportation. If I win the elections, I will sponsor bills that provide an enabling environment for persons with disabilities, especially in the area of education. I will also ensure there is a 10% [reserved quotas] in every organization for graduates with a disability.”

Lois Auta, 2014 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria

Despite suffering from polio at age two — which permanently put her in a wheelchair — Lois Auta, 2014 Fellowship Alumna, has defied every barrier she’s faced as a woman living with a disability in Nigeria. She is the founder of Cedar Seed Foundation, a nonprofit organization advocating for the rights of people with disabilities in Nigeria. Lois was named Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2017.

Learn more about Lois’ work and the other extraordinary Nigerian women on this list from Global Citizen.

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