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In 2017 the national Census report stated there are 113,595 persons with disabilities in Fiji - AG
By Pratika Mala and Apenisa Waqairadovu
Thursday 14/06/2018
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with Regional Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Pacific, Dr Chitralekha Massey, guest speakers and invited guests at the International Albinism Awareness Day[

In 2017, the national Census report stated that there are 113,595 persons with disabilities in Fiji

This was highlighted by Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum while launching the International Albinism Awareness Day at Sukuna Park.

Sayed‑Khaiyum adds that 13.7 percent of the population in Fiji aged three and above are living with disabilities adding that this years theme which is shining our light to the world is aimed at raising awareness on the stigmatization, discrimination and isolation faced by persons with albinism in their everyday life.

Sayed-Khaiyum says that the idea of this day is to ensure that just because a person has albinism, it doesn’t mean people discriminate against them. 

The Attorney General also highlighted that earlier this year, Parliament had passed a Bill for an Act to make provisions for the recognition and protection for Rights of Persons with Disabilities in accordance with the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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