Risikat Toyin Mohammed
RISIKAT TOYIN MUHAMMED Is the Executive Director, Women with Disability Self-Reliance Centre (WWDSRC). She is a physically challenged person whose passion for women and persons with disabilities empowerment led to her various development works in different areas such as health, women’s right and economic empowerment, governance, peace, conflict resolution and management, inclusive education and lots of others. Through her organization WWDSRC, she was able to advocate for inclusive HIV Programme in Kaduna State that led to increased budgeting on HIV programmes for persons with disability and setting up of network for persons with disability in the State which was first of its kind in Nigeria in 2007. In 2012 she provided technical support to Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in developing their Strategic and Operational Plan in 2013, through the partnership she contributed in advocating for need to have a disability bill in the State which has led to GWG supporting Kaduna State Joint Association for Persons with Disability (JONAPWD). As a strong advocate on gender-based violence she has been in the fore front of championing the cause of the passage of Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill (VAPPB) through her participation and membership in the Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill (LACVAPPB).