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Welcome to the Pacific Disability Forum.

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) is a regional peak body that works in partnership with Disabled Persons Organisations in the Pacific region. Our aim is to build the capacity of these organisations and improve the lives of persons with disabilities in the Pacific through advocacy. 

Since our formation in 2004, PDF has worked hard to advocate for disability issues in our region and internationally. You can find out more about our work and how to help by exploring our website. 


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

The Pacific Disability Forum works with Disabled People’s Organisations across the Pacific to improve the lives of persons with disabilites.

The Pacific Disability Forum works across the Pacific to empower persons with disability and improve their lives.

The Pacific Disability Forum works across the Pacific to empower persons with disability and improve their lives.

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What we have achieved

352

Projects Funded

120+

People receiving services

12

Partners

15

Countries

Call for Action

The Rights & Needs of People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Preparedness & Response.

Our Partners

The Pacific Disability Forum has teamed up with several other organisations interested in improving the research and project base on disability in the Pacific

Amazing Things for You

Membership of the Pacific Disability Forum allows you to join our region-wide network of Disabled Person Organisations.

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) is a regional non-governmental organisation established in December 2002 and formally inaugurated in July 2004. At the inaugural PDF meeting in Fiji in 2004, members again earnestly discuss the possibility of making PDF a formal organisation and establishing a regional office plan, which was presented at its annual general meeting at the end of 2004. 

Now more about us

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Forum undergoes a rebranding exercise.

The Pacific Disability Forum has undergone a rebranding exercise to reflect the dynamic and the new direction forward which has...
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Strategic Plan : 2021 – 2025

PDF launches its new Strategic Plan, that will guide its direction, the new and continued journey for the next 5...
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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...
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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...
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