Teacher and students at Gospel School for the Deaf in Fiji
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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


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PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON DISABILITY 2015

Theme –  Partnerships and Actions towards a Disability Inclusive Pacific

Click here for more details. www.pacificdisability.org/Events/Pacific-Regional-Conference-on-Disability-2015.aspx



3/15/2016
It is widely reported, in particular by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN ISDR), that situations of disaster have the largest impact on the poorest and most marginalised people. In relation to Fiji, we cannot ignore the fact that within this group are persons with disabilities who make up 15% of the total population, according to the World Disability Report[1].
 

[1] Health Organization/World Bank, World Report on Disability (Geneva: World Health Organisation, 2011), p.29.

3/8/2016
Fa’atino Masunu Utumapu is currently the Office Manager for Nuanua O’le Alofa, the national advocacy organisation of & for persons with disabilities in Samoa. She was also the first staff to be employed by the organisation after graduating from Manurewa High School in Auckland New Zealand.
3/8/2016
Suria Apulu a person with physical disability in Samoa is a part time Data Entry Officer at the Football Federation Samoa through the ‘Just Play’ programme. She is also a member of Nuanua O’le Alofa (NOLA) and a part of NOLA’s CRPD Resource team.