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People with disabilities in the Pacific face many barriers to full participation. These barriers to education, employment, housing, transport and create a vicious cycle of exclusion.
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The Pacific Disability Forum runs training events, workshops and conferences across the Pacific.
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The Pacific Disability forum advocates for persons with disabilities at the regional level. We are working towards changing perceptions of disability in the community and at the government level.
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PDF Preparedness Emergency Response Unit (PERU) team mates Lagesh Lal and Nnaomi Navoce after a meeting at the holiday Inn, Suva, 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. 

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5/1/2019
The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) is looking for a Research consultant to support PDF synthesize the volume of good practices on “Mainstreaming disability inclusion in the climate change and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes.”

The consultant serves to edit and strengthen the texts of the submission, drawing key lessons learnt from the case studies and providing recommendations/guidelines for mainstreaming disability inclusion in climate change and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes.

4/3/2019
Disability rights, access to rehabilitation in remote areas and the latest wheelchair technology are hot topics under discussion at the Pacific’s first ever rehabilitation and mobility conference underway in Nadi this week.
 
Adelaide based NGO Motivation Australia and the Pacific Disability Forum have come together to host this important Conference, which follows on from the Pacific Disability Forum’s successful 6th Regional Conference held one month ago, and which highlighted the need for assistive technology as one precondition for inclusion and participation for many.
2/25/2019
From recognition to realisation of rights, furthering effective partnership for an inclusive Pacific 2030, will be the centre of the conversation during the 6th Pacific Regional Conference on Disability at Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi Fiji from 25 February to 1 March 2019. The conference will bring together delegations from disabled person’s organisation (DPOs), governments, disability service providers, UN Agencies, Donors, NGOs and development actors from around the region and globally to effectively strengthen partnership for an inclusive Pacific 2030.

According to the Mr. Setareki Macanawai, the  Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) the Pacific Island countries’ leaders have strengthened their commitments to tackle barriers faced by persons with disabilities, with 13 countries in the region having ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) over the past 5 years.