Women with disabilities need to be empowered
15:50 Tue Dec 05, 2017
Report by: Kelly Vacala
It’s important that women with disabilities be given opportunities when it comes to promoting women’s economic empowerment in the country.
Minister for Women, Mereseini Vuniwaqa, says they have been establishing income generating projects for women with disabilities.
Vuniwaqa says these women have formed groups and are able to earn an income through their artistic abilities and skills to craft and design products.
She also pointed out that twenty-four schools that have children with disabilities receive special education grants.
Vuniwaqa made this comments at a High Level Intergovernmental meeting on the Midpoint Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities.
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