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Book launch marks milestone for visually challenged

Ana Madigibuli
Sunday, April 13, 2014

A BOOK launched by the United Blind Persons of Fiji emphasises that people with disability in the country have been able to overcome major challenges and stigma to fulfil their potential.

While launching the book yesterday, Australian Government minister counsellor in the Pacific, John Davidson said the booklet was an important advocacy tool.

"Despite great progress, there is much to be done to ensure that people with disability have equal access as those without disability, to education, basic services, employment and other opportunities," he said.

"Our collective understanding and efforts in ensuring development includes people with disability have been bolstered by the strong cadre of leaders with disability in Fiji like the individuals featured in the booklet."

Mr Davidson said Fiji was leading the way in driving the change for a more disability inclusive Pacific.

"While we celebrate progress, we acknowledge that much remains to be done to ensure rights are realised for all people with disability.

"We need to build on and learn from our achievement to date, and act together to drive this change for a more inclusive Fiji and Pacific."

United Blind Persons of Fiji president Lanieta Tuimabu said the book launch was a great achievement for the organisation because it was the first book published after 23 years of operation.








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