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Women with disabilities are more less likely to have received formal education than their men counterparts and therefore cannot equally participate in the leadership of disability movements like the men. This is because such leadership roles require some level of formal education in most circumstances which women with disabilities do not have. To remedy, in addition to all other policies and measures to increase educational access for women with disabilities, deliberate action such as mentorship and support through personal assistance to enable them operate effectively in those roles would be needed.

Again negative perceptions and attitudes that inhibit women without disabilities in leadership roles also affect even more women with disabilities. Sensitising and creating awareness of these among women with disabilities be good. Since an old saying goes like: ‘to be fore warned is to be fore armed’ .(I am sorry if I got the quote wrong).

In some situations or countries too, one’s financial standing can be an enabler to gaining leadership positions and this, women with disabilities tend to have very little than their men counterparts. Continued sustainable support for their income or livelihood generation is required to be financially independent and sound as well as other measures that would directly support their campaigns and leadership journeys with funds would be required.