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.
The Pacific Disability Forum runs training events, workshops and conferences across the Pacific.
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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The situation Report 1 - Of Tropical Cyclone Harold as prepared by Pacific Disability Forum for your information;


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities, the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) is urging authorities and partners to ensure inclusion of persons with disabilities, their families, carers and support persons in the COVID-19 response and recovery work to follow. Therefore, realising. Realising the pre-condition to inclusion of persons with disabilities is required to guarantee that they are not left behind in the COVID-19 response. The pre-condition to inclusion can be referred to as the pre-requisite for disability inclusion. If the pre-conditions are not realized, it will seriously undermine the inclusion of all persons with disabilities across the COVID-19 response and recovery actions.
The pre-existing and intersecting inequalities and power imbalance can exacerbate in a crisis situation. In the context of COVID-19 pandemic and TC Harold emergencies, response agencies need to ensure protection to improve safety, well-being and dignity for affected populations. It is also crucial to recognize the capacity of affected population in understanding the information and carrying out their role to respond to and effectively participate through the various measures in place to combat the outbreak and stay safe.