These outstanding women and girls with disabilities are nominated for awards in the following categories:

This award recognizes the women with disabilities who have braved all odds to participate in the ableist and male dominated political landscape Visibility in Politics

Lois Auta

Accord Party HoR Candidate in 2019

Deaconess Adedoyin Beyioku-Alase

National Women Leader, APC PWDs Support Group

Hajia Rabi Yusuf

Green Party Candidate for Kano State House of Assembly

Risikat Toyin Mohammed

Interparty Women Leader

This Award honours women with disabilities who stand in the frontlines to actively promote and protect the human rights of all persons, especially those with disabilities Champion in Rights Activism/Advocacy

Irene Patrick-Ogbogu

SRHR, SGBV, Rights of Children with Disabilities

Sarah Akinola

Disability Rights

Grace Jerry

Political Participation

Ms. Nonye Ogbuagu

Rights of women with albinism

Fatimah Rize Mohammed

Child Marriage, SGBV

Helen Beyioku-Alase

Deaf Women’s Rights

This award will recognize those who have carved a niche for themselves and have represented the community of WWD at regional and global Level. They are a motivation to all Women and Girls with Disabilities Achievement in International Development

Toyin Janet Aderemi

Disability Advisor, UNRWA, Jordan

Erima Lucy Upah

Former Regional Coordinator, World Federation of the Deaf

The Award Aims to recognize prominent Women with disabilities that have demonstrated effective leadership in their areas of endeavour Woman with Disability in Leadership

Omotunde Ellen Thompson

Member, Board of Trustees, JONAPWD

Beatrice Awala Mube

Vice President, NAPWD

Sarah Akinola

Head of Operations, South-west Zone, Bank of Agriculture

Irene Patrick-Ogbogu

Executive Director, DRAC

The Award acknowledges Women with Disabilities that have played a vital role at cluster / grassroot level Leadership in Community Mobilization

Hajia Rabi Yusuf

Green Party Candidate for Kano State House of Assembly

Esther Andrew Awu

Snr. Special Asst. to the Governor of Nasarawa State

Beatrice Awala Mube

Vice President, NAPWD

Monsurat Abdulwasiu

Former Women Leader, Abuja Association of the Deaf

This Award recognizes the quintessential Women with Disabilities that stand out in their respective field of endeavours Outstanding Professional

Ijeoma Nnodim

Paediatrician

Kaneng Kwandi Adebayo

Lecturer, University of Jos

Calista Ugwuaneke

Senior Counsel, FMOJ

Hajia Mariya Ishaka

Event Management / Hospitality Industry

Nike Akinbola

Executive Secretary, FMIC

Eberendu Onyinyechi Anabel

Information Analyst, Office of Head of Civil Service

This award honours a woman with a disability who has excelled in sports in Nigeria and has motivated other persons with disabilities through her success in her chosen sport Excellence in Sports

Lucy Ejike

Powerlifting

Precious Orji

Powerlifting

Bose Omolayo

Powerlifting

This award recognizes the woman with disability who through the arts and entertainment etc promotes disability inclusion and the visibility of women and girls with disabilities, while making outstanding contributions to the field Excellence in Media and Entertainment

Aver Akighir

TV Presenter

Queen Janet Taibat Fasakin

TV Presenter / Pageantry

Very often, the individuals who support persons with disabilities thus ensuring their participation, go unrecognized and unappreciated. This award recognizes this unique set of female service providers and thanks them for their service Excellence in Person-Centred Service Provision

Bukunmi Adejumo

Sign language Interpreter

Victoria Olowosulu

Sign language Interpreter

Deborah Dangana

Sign language Interpreter

Lola Ogundeji

Sign language Interpreter

The nominees for this award are exceptional young women who have undertaken to transform their lives and the lives of those around them. Outstanding Young Leader

Aver Akighir

Young Advocate

Susan Kelechi

Young Advocate

Cited as the flagship award of the BBSJA, the recipient of this award stands out as an icon in the disability movement, recognizable for her achievements and works towards ensuring disability inclusion and championing the rights of women and girls with disabilities Woman with Disability of the Year

Irene Patrick-Ogbogu

Executive Director, DRAC

Deaconess Adedoyin Beyioku-Alase

Founder / President, DWAN

Toyin Janet Aderemi

Disability Advisor, UNRWA, Jordan