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Inaugural Consultation ön 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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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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PRESS RELEASE: “Power to Persuade” Alumnae Advocate for Inclusive COVID-19 Response and Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated barriers faced by women with disabilities such as discrimination and lack of access to decision-making processes. Recognizing that advocacy skills are critical to responding to COVID-19 challenges, the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) conducted a series of virtual trainings as part of “Power to …

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CEO receives Presidential medal

PDF Congratulates  Forum Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Setareki Macanawai for receiving the Presidential medal as part of the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. Read more: https://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Centre/News/Feature-Stories/Macanawai-Dedicates-Medal-To-The-Disable-Community

New Director Operations appointed

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 …

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International Albinism Awareness undertaken

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 …

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Pacific Disability Forum Governing Board Convenes Its Annual Meeting Virtually

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 …

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