World Dwarfism Day: Dwarfs lament stigmatization, hatred, human right abuses


By Ibrahim Hassan – Kaduna 

As the world celebrates World Dwarfism Day, the National Association of Persons with Physical Disability (NAPWPD) has stressed the need to engage more stakeholders in the campaign to raise awareness on dwarfism so as to reduce cases of stigmatisation, hatred and human rights abuse against them.

The association in a statement signed by Comrade Rilwanu Abdullahi to commemorate the International Dwarfism Awareness Day 2021,lamented that majority of persons living with  dwarfism face all kinds of challenges on a daily basis which include calling them names.

“Every year on October 25, International Dwarfism Awareness Day celebrates little people.It is a United Nations day which seeks to use the day  to spread awareness for achondroplasia, a bone growth disorder that causes dwarfism,” he said. 

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