Advocacy and Awareness
Due to the wide distances between countries in the region, the comparative small populations and the disparity in the population size of member countries, PDF will increase dialogue between Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs) and improve communication in the region. A high incidence of disability in the region is aggravated by the relative poverty of communities and servicing agents. PDF will assist DPOs to shift from over-reliance on others and move towards a self-help and community approach, this will be done by sharing information, experiences, resources and expertise.
PDF will serve as a regional voice on disability through an information service and provide a link into the PDF family and relevant regional and international agencies, to constructively address this situation.
Capacity Building and Training
PDF will assist in the establishment and capacity building of National Disabled Persons Organisations, according to PDF policy, in order to promote the rights and defend the dignity of persons with disabilities in the Pacific Island countries and territories.
Given the combined factors of a fragile environment and a high population growth in the Pacific, PDF will assist in the co-ordination of National Plans and Activities to lift the profile of disabilities in the region and promote the sharing of resources among Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs). DPOs will be encouraged to target National Plans not only towards beneficiary groups and donors, but also towards decision makers and government.
Women with Disabilities
PDF will promote the equal participation of women with disabilities at all levels.
PDF will achieve this goal by building the capacity of girls and women with disabilities at all levels, promoting the equal participation of women with disabilities and focusing on gender sensitisation training for national DPOs.