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Disabled Face Discrimination In Tonga

“People with disability are one of the most marginalised and vulnerable groups in Tongan society. They often face stigma, exclusion and discrimination, and lack voice and influence over community and national resources,” according to the report.
06 Jan 2023 18:10
Disabled Face Discrimination In Tonga
The Alonga Centre is a safe place for disabled people to socialise with one another, fostering mental well-being. Photo: RNZ Pacific

Nukualofa: Disabled people in Tonga are having to overcome the psychological barrier of discrimination according to a survey.

The survey conducted by Australia’s Aid Programme and Tonga’s Ministry of Education stated that disabled people in Tonga faced social stigma.

“People with disability are one of the most marginalised and vulnerable groups in Tongan society. They often face stigma, exclusion and discrimination, and lack voice and influence over community and national resources,” according to the report.

 

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Source- RNZ Pacific

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