“Its Fundamental that our young people are able to enjoy the Fundamental rights to Political Participation”

These were the words of the Director of the Fiji’s Human Rights and Anti- Discrimination Commission – Ashwin Raj as young people get ready to head to the Polls next Month.

“It’s fundamental that our young people are able to enjoy the fundamental right to Political participation and this is why the awareness you know, the advocacy, campaign around what their constitutional rights are and being able to cast their votes is going to be Critical,” said Ashwin Raj-Director-HRADC.

Raj said its important that youths don’t shy away from this important Democratic Exercise.

“Do not shy away from this important democratic exercise because you know there a long History, there’s a long struggle to secure the right to Vote. Use it. So the last thing we want is a group of people that are politically indifferent, there’s empathy you need young people whom are going to be voices of reasons. At a time when you have so many Politicians and individuals who try to vilify, divide, and incriminate we want young people who are going to be voices of Reason.”

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