Juror Profile

Ekaete Judith Umoh
Women and girls with disabilities all over the world suffer great invisibility and they are mostly the unsung heroines. I am particularly excited to support Her Abilities Award because it is an initiative that I believe would greatly promote visibility for women and girls with disabilities by rewarding their handwork, while practically working towards changing the unacceptable narrative that currently describes women and girls with disabilities globally.
Photo: Ekaete Judith Umoh


Social inclusion & disability expert



Short Biography

Ekaete Judith Umoh is an international disability rights activist committed to inclusive development for people with disabilities; founder/ Executive Director of Family Centered Initiative for Challenged Persons (FACICP); first elected female President of JONAPWD, the umbrella body of all disabled people’s organisations in Nigeria. She is the first elected woman with a disability to lead a mainstream women’s network, Global Fund for Women’s Grantees Network, and serves on the Board of African Disability Forum (ADF)