Teacher and students at Gospel School for the Deaf in Fiji
Disability in the Pacific
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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Disability Inclusive Development
We work hard to ensure that disability is factored into planning and development across the region, so the benefits reach everyone in the community.
Disability in the Pacific
Disability Inclusive Development

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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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Theme –  Partnerships and Actions towards a Disability Inclusive Pacific

Click here for more details. www.pacificdisability.org/Events/Pacific-Regional-Conference-on-Disability-2015.aspx

To all our Members, Partners, Stakeholders and Friends.

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum Secretariat.

I’ve been asked to speak to us or share with us, as colleagues in the civil society space on this project on Raising Pacific Voices. This thought came through my mind. This project Raising Pacific Voices, is not really about whose voice is the loudest, or whose voice will be the loudest. Because that is then instilling, that is then implying, that we are here in the CSO space which is already competitive, that it will be a competitive project. 
We also thank the CEO of the Pacific Disability Forum- Mr. Setareki Macanawai  for facilitating a short  presentation to the FEMM on the economics of disability in the region and the need to support mobilisation of resources to assist in the implementation of the PFRPD priority goals at national level.
We also acknowledge the assistance of Mr. Alex Corte , International Disability Alliance for his expert adviser and assistance to PDF and PIFS in this important meeting.