Recognition award for advocates of disability rights given to 15 recipients

Awards in recognition of individuals and organisations advocating for the rights of disabled people have been given to 15 recipients today.

The awards, which were handed out at a ceremony held at the Islamic Centre of the Maldives, were given to the 11 individuals and 4 organisations by President Abdulla Yameen and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim.

The Ministry of Law and Gender said that the recipients of the  award were given marks by a judging panel who gave points for the nominees depending on work done to fight for the rights of disabled people and the effectiveness of the work.

The award which is handed out every two years was initiated in 2012 with 12 recipients.