Treat older persons with dignity: Vuniwaqa

Miss Sugar 2018 Seini Vukivuki shares a moment with senior citizens Krishna Kumari (left) with Sashi Lata at the Senior Citizens Week celebrations at Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka on Monday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

TREAT older persons with the dignity they deserve.

This was the message from Fiji’s Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa while opening the celebration for the 2018 Senior Citizen Day in Ba today.

Mrs Vuniwaqa said older human rights champions were as diverse as the societies in which they lived.

“Each and every one demands respect and acknowledgement for their dedication to advancing human rights,” she said.

“The celebration of older human rights champions provides an ideal opportunity to raise the visibility of older people as active members of society committed to improving the enjoyment of human rights in many areas of life and not just those that affect them immediately.”

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