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Future Leaders play key role in society’s development
Future Leaders play key role in society’s development

Building the capacity of youth with disabilities in the Pacific is a crucial step towards sustainable leadership in the disability sector.

Pacific Disability Forum | 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene is crucial
Access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene is crucial

Water is a basic need, and it plays a very crucial role in ensuring that we live a decent and healthy life. Hence, it is important that clean water is easily available and accessible for all people including persons with disabilities.

Pacific Disability Forum | 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

 Changing attitudes through actions
Changing attitudes through actions

Sainimili Naivalu is a volunteer with the Spinal Injury Association of Fiji (SIA), a Disable People Organisation (DPO) in Fiji and a member of the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF).

Pacific Disability Forum | 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update
Weekly Update

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF).

The inclusion of persons with disabilities in the planning, developing, implementation and monitoring processes of development frameworks, legislation, policies and programs is crucial in ensuring that their rights are protected, promoted and enjoyed. The UNESCAP’s Disability at a Glance 2015 report published in December 2015, reported that there are 6,310,795 persons with disabilities in the Pacific (including Timor Leste) and including them in all part of the processes will ensure the protection, promotion and realisation of their rights and interest.


Pacific Disability Forum | 1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update 19 January 2016
Weekly Update 19 January 2016

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF).

The inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life is crucial as we build towards a disability inclusive Pacific.

Pacific Disability Forum | 1/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

NATA LAUNCHES EU FUNDED PROJECT FOR IMPROVED PARTICIPATION IN TONGA...
NATA LAUNCHES EU FUNDED PROJECT FOR IMPROVED PARTICIPATION IN TONGA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Hon. Minister for Health, Dr. Saia Piukala today launched the European Union‟s support to the Naunau „o e „Alamaite Tonga Association (NATA) under the 10th European Development Fund scheme for Non State Actors. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

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32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

The 32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on April 25-26, 2016, at the Hawai'i Convention Center in Honolulu. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 12/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) in partnership with the Australian Government, the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation (FDPF) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) will be commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which falls on 3rd December each year with the theme ‘Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People of all Abilities’.


Pacific Disability Forum | 12/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

International Day of Persons With Disabilities
International Day of Persons With Disabilities

The Pacific Disability Forum in partnership with The Australian High Commission, The University of the South Pacific and Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation would like to extend an invitation to the public to join us in the celebration of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities at the Australian Pacific Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, on Thursday, 3rd December from 10:00am.

Pacific Disability Forum | 12/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update 20 November 2015
Weekly Update 20 November 2015

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum.
 
The development of disability inclusive laws, legislations, policies and frameworks is key in advancing the protection and promotion of persons with disabilities rights and interest. However, if they are not properly enforced and monitored they do not serve its right purpose of being developed.


Pacific Disability Forum | 11/20/2015 12:00:00 AM