11 May 2017

Council battles to erase stigma surrounding disabled people

From , 5:05 am on 11 May 2017

The head of Fiji's National Council for Disabled Persons says mindsets need to change if abuse and mistreatment of disabled people is to stop but it won't happen in this generation.

The council's executive director Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa says while no official data is available, his organisation continues to receive complaints of such treatment.

Dr Yanuyanutawa this has prompted the council to conduct a nation-wide awareness campaign.

Koro Vaka'uta reports.

no caption

Photo: 123rf