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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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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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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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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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