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FNCDP works to help disabled persons to be more resilient

November 22, 2017 5:16 pm

The Fiji Council for the Disabled Persons is working to help disabled persons to be resilient and sustainable.

While officiating at the World Disability Day in Ba, the FNCDP Executive Director Dr. Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa said they are working closely with other stake-holders to ensure persons with disabilities are recognized.

”The FNCDP and the line ministry, the ministry of women and all the critical stake holders are in a good standing now to look at how persons with disabilities are getting visible in every levels of the community.”

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Social Welfare Assistant Minister, Veena Bhatnaghar said the Convention on the rights of Persons with disabilities that Fiji has ratified has ensured that disabled persons have the right to full participation in society.

Bhatnagar says the convention seeks to enable persons with disabilities to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life and development.

She adds the ministry calls on all parties to take appropriate measures to ensure that persons with disabilities have access to all aspects of society on an equal basis with others.

For the first time this year, the council received 8 million dollars for disability allowance from the government.

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