News

News

Read the latest news from the Pacific Disability Forum and general disability news from around the Pacific right here. 

If you have a news story that you would like to share with us and the disability community in the Pacific, contact our Information Officer.   

News List

RSS Icon
Default news teaser image
FIFTH PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON DISABILITY 2017

FIRST NOTICE 
1. Dates: Monday, 20th February 2017 – Friday, 24th February 2017. 

2. Host Country: Samoa

3. Venue: Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa
    Physical Address: Beach Road, Sogi, Apia, Samoa
    Telephone: +685 211 22
     Website: http://www.tanoatusitala.com

4.    Programme Outline: 

  • Pacific Regional Forum on Women with Disabilities: Monday, 20th February – Tuesday, 21st February 2017.
  • Pacific Regional Forum on Youth with Disabilities: Monday, 20th February – Tuesday, 21st February 2017.
  • Pacific Disability Conference: Wednesday, 22nd February – Thursday, 23rd February 2017
  • PDF General Forum: Friday, 24th February 2017. Business meeting for member organisations of PDF. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 9/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Default news teaser image
Weekly Update 25 July 2016

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum(PDF).

The inclusion of persons with disabilities though working in partnership with its representative organisation before, during and after a disaster is vital in ensuring that persons with disabilities are not left behind.

Pacific Disability Forum | 7/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Default news teaser image
WEBSITE ON REPAIR MODE

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PDF WEBSITE IS UNDER REPAIR, THEREFORE YOU WILL BE EXPERIENCING SOME BROKEN LINKS WHEN SEARCHING FOR DOCUMENTS ON THIS WEBSITE. 



Pacific Disability Forum | 7/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Default news teaser image
All human rights for all persons with disabilities

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) in partnership with the International Disability Alliance (IDA) is conducting a Pacific BRIDGE Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Post 2015 and Inclusive Development (BRIDGE) training at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi from 14 to 20 May 2016.


Pacific Disability Forum | 5/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

TC Winston Disability Snapshot 1
TC Winston Disability Snapshot 1

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.



Pacific Disability Forum | 3/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Recognise my capacity
Recognise my capacity

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.


Pacific Disability Forum | 3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Believe in yourself and never give up
Believe in yourself and never give up

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. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update 8 March 2016
Weekly Update 8 March 2016

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF).

This year’s International Women’s Day is celebrated with the theme “Pledge for Parity”. The Pacific Disability Forum in pledging for parity calls for the recognition of women and girls with disabilities in all aspect of society.

Pacific Disability Forum | 3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

PDF advocate for the rights of women and girls with disabilities in...
PDF advocate for the rights of women and girls with disabilities in Geneva

From 18-26 February, Nelly Caleb, co-Chair of PDF, followed an intensive and diverse programme in Geneva advocating for rights of women and girls with disabilities before the United Nations.  Thanks to the support of the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Nelly was able to travel to Geneva in order to take part in important advocacy opportunities in the context of the 63rd session of the UN Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) which was reviewing Vanuatu's implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).


Pacific Disability Forum | 3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

IDA intervention to the CEDAW Committee’s half day of General Discu...
IDA intervention to the CEDAW Committee’s half day of General Discussion on gender-related dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change 29 February 2016, 63rd session

Presented by Angeline Chand PDF DPO Development Officer

International Disability Alliance (IDA)

Member Organisations:
Down Syndrome International, Inclusion International,
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus,
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People, World Blind Union,
World Federation of the Deaf, World Federation of the DeafBlind,
World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry,
Arab Organization of Disabled People, European Disability Forum,
Red Latinoamericana de Organizaciones no Gubernamentales de Personas con Discapacidad y sus familias (RIADIS), Pacific Disability Forum


Pacific Disability Forum | 3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM