Deaf Girls Can Do Anything

International Day of Sign Language important for FWRM Grow.Inspire.Relate.Lead.Succeed - GIRLS programme “Deaf girls can do anything,” signs Vasiti of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) GIRLS programme.

Influencing legal frameworks to promote the rights of people with disabilities

As the world continues to highlight the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on marginalised groups, the collaborative effort between Pacific Island governments and civil society organisations in enacting laws for people with disabilities has not gone…

Stat of the week: It is estimated that 84.6% of people in Nauru living with a severe disability collect disability social protection benefits

It is estimated that 84.6% of people in Nauru living with a severe disability collect disability social protection benefits.   17 October is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on the theme: Building forward together - Ending Persistent…

“When it comes to regional comparison, that is where the data gap is”

Photo credit: Joseva Naisua

Stat of the week: School Infrastructure in the Cook Islands and Niue

  100%: All schools in the Cook Islands and Niue have access to adapted infrastructure and materials for students with disabilities. Explore more data:

New agreement set to boost regional support for capacity building of Pacific workforce

Friday 24 April 2020 The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) and the Pacific Community (SPC) virtually signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday 24 April 2020, which supports greater productivity and inclusion for the Pacific workforce.

Papua New Guinea villagers first to trial disability-inclusive training to reduce disaster impacts

For the first time, training is being held in a village setting in Papua New Guinea to ensure that in times of disaster, community members with disabilities are effectively supported. This work brings the provincial, district and local-level governments…

FSM consultations on Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratification

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), through its Department of Health and Social Affairs, is conducting a consultation on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the capital Pohnpei this week, for…

Stronger partnerships key to better future for people with disabilities

While there is cause to celebrate advances in the Pacific region’s disability sector, stronger partnerships are needed to close the remaining gaps, the Deputy Director-General (Suva) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Fekitamoeloa…
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