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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

Review of the Federated States of Micronesia National Disability Po...
Review of the Federated States of Micronesia National Disability Policy

A joint mission by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), UNESCAP Pacific Office and Pacific Disability Forum(PDF) visited Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) from 2-10 November 2015 to work with the national Government and stakeholders on the review of their National Disability Policy, 2009 to 2016.

Pacific Disability Forum | 11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Communication and Advocacy training for PWDSI
Communication and Advocacy training for PWDSI

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) conducted advocacy and communication training for People With Disability Solomon Islands (PWDSI) from the 9 to 13 November 2015.

Pacific Disability Forum | 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Youth@Work Plus program bridging gaps for youth with disabilities
Youth@Work Plus program bridging gaps for youth with disabilities

The Youth@Work Plus program in the Solomon Islands is bridging the gap for youth with disabilities in employment. The program links youth with disabilities in the Solomon Islands to potential employers through internship programs in the public and private sectors.


Pacific Disability Forum | 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

PDF visited CINDC
PDF visited CINDC

Pacific Disability Forum Disability Inclusive Development Officer and the DPO Development Officer visited Cook Islands National Disability Council (CINDC) earlier this month to conduct trainings with staff and board members.

Pacific Disability Forum | 11/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update
Weekly Update

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF).

The inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of development in society is vital in guaranteeing a barrier free society. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Inclusion of persons with disabilities could enhance their liveliho...
Inclusion of persons with disabilities could enhance their livelihoods

“The inclusion of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations in community interventions for climate change adaptation will enhance their livelihood and quality of life”, said Pacific Disability Forum CEO Mr. Setareki Macanawai at the Technical Experts and Ministerial Consultations on Strengthening Climate Change Resilience through Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Meeting  at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau Islands, Fiji on 26 October 2015. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 10/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

FAA Tuvalu reaching out to children with disabilities through inter...
FAA Tuvalu reaching out to children with disabilities through intervention programs

Fusi Alofa Association (FAA) Tuvalu, distributed the universally designed furnitures to support the children and provide a platform to carry out appropriate developmental activities and lessons for these children in their homes. These activities and lessons were carried out during home visits to children who can’t travel to school, and it is done by staff and volunteers of Fusi Alofa School for children with disabilities on a weekly basis.

Pacific Disability Forum | 10/20/2015 12:00:00 AM