People with disabilities in the Pacific face many barriers to full participation. These barriers to education, employment, housing, transport and create a vicious cycle of exclusion.
The Pacific Disability Forum runs training events, workshops and conferences across the Pacific.
The Pacific Disability forum advocates for persons with disabilities at the regional level. We are working towards changing perceptions of disability in the community and at the government level.
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PDF Preparedness Emergency Response Unit (PERU) team mates Lagesh Lal and Nnaomi Navoce after a meeting at the holiday Inn, Suva, Fiji.

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Welcome to the Pacific Disability Forum. The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) is a regional peak body that works in partnership with Disabled Persons Organisations in the Pacific region. Our aim is to build the capacity of these organisations and improve the lives of persons with disabilities in the Pacific through advocacy. 

Since our formation in 2004, PDF has worked hard to advocate for disability issues in our region and internationally. You can find out more about our work and how to help by exploring our website. 

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With the successful completion of the 2020 Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) Board election last month, the PDF governing Board begins its annual series of meetings today, Monday, 03 August 2020. This will be spread over four days ending on Thursday, 06 August 2020.

This event is held annually and attended by the members of the PDF governing Board in-person in Fiji. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and like most other regional and international meetings, this meeting is being conducted virtually over the next four days; thanks to Zoom and internet connectivity.
The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) has recently appointed Ms. Laisa Vereti as its Director Operations.

“PDF welcomes Laisa to this very senior management role and are delighted to have her take up the position with her vast experience in program coordination, research, policy, capacity building, lobbying, resource/project management and research on a regional and international setting.”, said PDF CEO, Mr. Setareki Macanawai


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The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) for the first time is celebrating International Albinism Awareness Day to raise awareness on persons with albinism and the issues they face in their everyday life. On December 18, 2014, the United Nations’ General Assembly adopted a resolution establishing June 13th as International Albinism Awareness Day which confirmed the global focus on albinism advocacy. With this year’s theme, “Made to Shine”, PDF wishes to salute and acknowledge persons with albinism on their contribution to society despite the various types of discrimination they face. In the Pacific, it is believed that one in seven hundred is persons with albinism.