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A National Policy on Persons Living With Disabilities, Fiji Islands - 2008-1018

— theme: Disability
— country: Fiji
— type: Legislation & Jurisprudence

The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for addressing disability in Fiji and to develop a more ‘inclusive’ society, create greater awareness of the needs of people with disabilities and identify priority areas for action to dismantle barriers hindering the full participation of people with disabilities in the social and economic life of the Fiji Islands. The policy reflects the priorities and views of the people of Fiji from many communities throughout the islands of Fiji.

Author/Editor
Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons with the Ministry of Health, Women and Social Welfare
Publishing Year
2008

This policy is the result of wide stakeholder consultation throughout Fiji. On 5 July 2006 the first national consultation workshop took place to draft the initial policy document which was then discussed in a series of subsequent consultation workshops held in Korovou, Nausori, Navua, Sigatoka, Lautoka, Rakiraki, Taveuni, Labasa, Kadavu and Ovalau over August and September 2006. Each District workshop considered the policy in detail and developed proposals to amend and refine the policy based on their experience and expertise. The consultations were coordinated and managed by the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons (FNCDP) and its various District Committees. This document represents the conclusions reached through the District consultation processes.

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