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Come Join Us in Making the Rights Real for all persons with disabilities in the Pacific.

The Pacific Disability Forum a regional NGO of and for persons with disabilities with its core business focusing on strengthening disable person’s organisations (DPO) and advocate for the realisation, protection and enjoyment of persons with disabilities rights in the Pacific.

We are registered as a charitable trust in Fiji (Registration number: 808) and work with 20 DPOs in 14 Pacific Island Countries including Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Niue, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Nauru, Palau and the Republic of Marshall Islands. We also work with our 64 members in 21 Countries and Territories in the Pacific.

Join Us Now and be part of this journey in the Pacific in promoting all human rights for all persons with disabilities in the Pacific. 

You can be part of the journey by:
  • Becoming a member of PDF
  • Becoming a donor of PDF
  • Being part of the PDF Secretariat as a Staff, Volunteer or Intern

Become a Member of PDF

Membership of the Pacific Disability Forum allows you to join our region-wide network of Disabled Person Organisations.  Members receive invitations to our biennial general meeting, conferences, training, workshops, updates on disability news in the Pacific from our extensive network, a quarterly newsletter in print and accessible electronic formats and a weekly email update. Members can also sign up for our special interest e-updates on women, youth, and Community Based Rehabilitation. 

To become a member all applicants must:

·         Support the policy and objectives of the Pacific Disability Forum;
·         Have a genuine interest in disability-related concerns in the Pacific region;
·         Be located or substantially operate in the Pacific region (you may also operate substantially in other regions)
·         Meet the additional criteria for your specific membership type
·         To become a member of the Pacific Disability Forum download our membership application form and send the completed form to admin@pacificdisability.org

Types of Membership

The Pacific Disability Forum offers four types of membership:

1.         Full Members
2.         Associate Members
3.         Corporate Members
4.         Life Members. 

Membership fees is $100 per year and is due in July of every year. 

1. Full Membership:

Rights and Benefits

·         Contribute to the development of the broad policy and direction of the Pacific Disability Forum.
·         Eligibility for appointment to working groups.
·         The right to appoint one representative to the General Forum.
·         The right to vote at any General Meeting (one vote per member).

Additional Membership Criteria

·         Must be an organisation of and for people with disabilities with a governing body comprised of a majority of persons with disabilities.

AND/OR

·         An organisation that represents women with disabilities, young persons with disabilities or indigenous persons with disabilities in the Pacific with the governing body comprised of a majority of women/young /indigenous persons with disabilities.

2. Associate Membership:

Rights and Benefits

·         Participate in general meetings.
·         Contribute to the development of the broad policy and direction of the Pacific Disability Forum.
·         Eligibility for appointment to working groups.

Additional Membership Criteria

·         Must be an organisation whose governing body is comprised of a majority of family members and carers of persons with disabilities.

OR

·         Be an international disability organisation recognised and active in the Pacific region.

3. Corporate Membership:

Rights and Benefits

·         Participate in general meetings of the Pacific Disability Forum (but not entitled to a vote)

 Additional Membership Criteria

·         Be willing to make a financial investment or contribution towards the Pacific Disability Forum.

4. Life Membership:

Life membership is only granted on the recommendation of the Pacific Disability Forum Board, with approval by the General Forum. It is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution towards the Pacific Disability Forum. Life members receive the same rights and benefits as associate members.  Life members do not pay membership fees.
 
To become a member of the Pacific Disability Forum download our membership application form and send the completed form to mfc@pacificdisability.org 

Become a Donor for PDF

Donate Now!

The Pacific Disability Forum welcomes donations.  Your donation will go towards helping improve the lives of persons with a disability across the Pacific. You can find more information about the work we do by visiting the page on ‘what we do’.

If you would like your donation to go towards a specific area of work, such as the development of youths with disabilities in the Pacific, etc. you can earmark your donations for that particular area of work.

Your donations can change and greatly impact the lives of persons with disabilities in the Pacific.

We accept donations in all currencies. When you donate to PDF you will be issued with an official PDF receipt when your donation is received. You can donate directly to PDF by bank transfer.  Contact our Manager Finance and Corporate Mr. Raveen Chand on mfc@pacificdisability.org or by (+679) 331 2008.

Join the PDF Secretariat as a Staff or Volunteer

You can join our vibrant PDF Secretariat as a staff, volunteer or internship. Currently, there are no opportunities to join the secretariat as a staff, volunteer or intern. However, keep watching this space for any update on staff vacancies, becoming a volunteer or being an intern at the PDF secretariat.