Down syndrome is a global phenomenon that affects people of all race. Millions of people with down syndrome face various forms of discrimination around the world, including physical, sociocultural, economic, and legal barriers that severely restrict their access to education, healthcare, which include sexual and reproductive health, employment, care systems, and the right to full and effective civic participation, putting them at risk of poverty and making them more susceptible to violence.
Discrimination, marginalisation, social isolation, and the government’s failure to ensure their social inclusion and effective participation in regular day-to-day activities have caused a host of problems for Special Persons in Nigeria.
They face more challenges in society than their peers who do not have disabilities. This sad reality brings up crucial issues about the limit expected to offer proper types of assistance and plan intercession programs so a large number of Special Persons in Nigeria can understand their privileges and approach training, medical care, recovery administrations, business, relaxation exercises, and full friendly incorporation, close by their companions without disabilities.
The poorest members of society, as well as the elderly, are the population segments most at risk. It is proposed that suitable environments be developed, rehabilitation and support services be strengthened, and enough social protection be provided on a large scale for certain social groups.
The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also urge all governments to acknowledge the rights of Persons with Disabilities on an equal footing with their peers, as well as to fight to eradicate violence against people with disabilities. The tenth goal is to reduce inequalities, empower people, and promote social, economic, and political inclusion for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or disability.