Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Beautiful Me puts spotlight on fashion for the disabled

Indra Ramnanan, who previously modeled locally, wears a trendy dress from 212 Location.

Indra Ramnanan, who previously modeled locally, wears a trendy dress from 212 Location.

Fashion is for everyone and on Sunday, members of the disabled population showed off the latest in adaptive clothing for their bodies at Beautiful Me, a fashion event for the disabled.

The event was hosted by The Human Rights Development Trinidad and Tobago Organisation (HRDTT).

The NGO, through this event, was able to source donations valued at an estimated $5000 in cash and kind for the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities, from corporate sponsors and partners.

"HRDTT shall continue to work with the underrepresented populous to ensure that everyone has access to the best possible standard of living they deserve. For HRDTT, a level playing field does not exist and we must all commit and work together to eliminate all forms of discrimination in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago," said HRDTT President Raavohn Langaigne.

In the past, HRDTT has successfully commemorated internationally recognised events for; International Women’s Day, International Human Rights Day, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, International Day of Peace and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The Human Rights Development Trinidad and Tobago (HRDTT) said it prides itself as a beacon for advocating human rights in the twin Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean Community.

"Our intentions as a Non-Governmental Organization are to work with other organisations, groups and individuals alike, who possess the desire to combat human rights abuses and alleviate the plight of those that are without a voice. Moreover, it is also the aim of the organisation to collect statistical data on the main causes of human rights issues in Trinidad and Tobago that can help in the decision-making process that would eliminate these issues," the HRDTT said in a statement.