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15 Pacific Island countries join hands to improve inclusive education.

15 Pacific Island countries have launched the new Pacific Regional Inclusive Education Review yesterday to ensure all children, including those living with disability and out-of-school children, have equal access to quality learning.  The Review was designed to advance understanding of the situation of inclusive education in the Pacific, foster cross-country learning and sharing, as well …

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Parametric Insurance Package for Person with Disabilities

Over 660 persons with disabilities in Fiji have been registered and are recipients of the Parametric Insurance and Climate Change Disaster Risk Finance product. This follows an extensive scoping and OnBoarding exercise carried out by the Pacific Disability Forum and Organisations of Persons with Disabilities in Fiji. This is the first of its kind in …

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Press Release: Pacific Regional Conference on Disability preparation gains momentum

Pacific Regional Conference on Disability preparation gains momentum Preparations for the 7th Pacific Regional Conference on Disability has picked up momentum with a total of 250 participants expected to attend the weeklong event which will be hosted in Nadi, Fiji. With the theme: “NOTHING WITHOUT US: Deepening partnership for an inclusive and Equitable Blue Pacific …

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Press Release: Inaugural Consultation on Older Persons with Disabilities – Aging with Dignity.

Press Statement In the first of its kind for Fiji and the region, the Pacific Disability Forum will be holding a 3 day workshop Consultation on Older Persons with Disabilities. With the theme “People with disability aging with dignity”, this workshop is aimed at enhancing issues concerning older persons with disabilities in Fiji. This consultation …

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Press Release – Joint Statement with UN Agencies

Joint Press Statement – PDF and UN Agencies Date: 17th June, 2022 Disability Inclusion remains a strong commitment of the Pacific Disability Forum and the United Nations in the Pacific as they work to ensure a stronger partnership for disability inclusive policies, programs and offices to promote pre-condition for inclusion. This collective commitment has come …

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Early Warning and Action Saves Lives – World Meteorological Day 2022.

Early Warning and Action Saves Lives – World Meteorological Day 2022. Early warning and swift action when adhering to advisories from the Meteorological Offices can save lives of persons with disabilities during natural disasters. As the world celebrates World Meteorological Day 2022, the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) acknowledges the contribution of the various National Meteorological …

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Press Release: Persons with disabilities not to be excluded in relief efforts to Tonga.

The Pacific Disability Forum is urgently calling on all emergency responders and stakeholders to ensure that persons with disabilities are not overlooked during the recovery process. Chief Executive, Setareki Macanawai stresses that the volcanic eruption last weekend in Tonga has seen persons with disabilities more vulnerable as is the case during a natural disaster with …

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Disability Inclusion mobilization underway.

The Pacific Disability Forum as the umbrella organisation of Organisation of Persons with Disabilities is organizing essential items such as for persons with disabilities in Tonga who were affected by the recent volcanic eruption and tsunami. The Forum in partnership with the Christian Blind Mission (CBM) New Zealand are working closely to purchase urgent needs …

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Project Update: Accessibility to essential services for women

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) is working with Women Enabled International (WEI) to identify the legal, policy, social, and communication barriers that impede access to essential sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) services for women and young people with disabilities in Vanuatu, Fiji and Samoa. Based on research findings, PDF and WEI …

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