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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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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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PRESS RELEASE: PDF compliments Fiji Police Force

PRESS RELEASE: PDF commends Fiji Police Force The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) has welcomed the move by the Fiji Police Force for including disability awareness and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into their training session for new officer recruits. This move has also prompted the Forum to call on all stakeholders …

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PRESS RELEASE: Fiji’s Ministry of Health works closely with local Disabled Persons Organisations.

Fiji’s Ministry of Health works closely with local Disabled Persons Organisations. Following recent lobbying efforts for disability inclusion within the Fijian Government’s COVID-19 response, Organisations of persons with disabilities in Fiji has forged partnership with the Ministry of Health to map a way forward to assist over 116, 000 persons with disabilities and their families, …

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PRESS RELEASE: PDF activates second round of assessment

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) Secretariat has started its 2nd activation response to the COVID-19 pandemic. PDF has set up teams to work closely and remotely with their national members and regional partners  to track the impact of this pandemic on persons with disabilities in Fiji and the region. And also to track the inclusiveness …

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PRESS RELEASE: EU pays courtesy visit to PDF

Disability Inclusion is at the core of the work being carried out by the Pacific Disability Forum and this has been commended by the International community. The Forum was recently graced with the presence of the European Union Head of Politics and Trade, Ms Galia Agiseva who was accompanied by Political Officer, Michael Payer who …

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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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