Tag archives for persons with disabilities

World Disability Union: New Global Organization Dedicated to Barrier-free Life

Delegates gathered in Istanbul, Turkey on October 22 & 23 representing 6 continents & 65 countries in order to establish the World Disability Union (WDU) and a global Congress addressing Universal Design. The WDU a project; of bringing together real/ legal persons, NGOs, organizations, institutions and associations, government organizations that work in the field of […]

Celebrating 20 Years of the American Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) marked its 20th anniversary recently. Although there are differing opinions regarding how helpful or effective the ADA has been, there is a wealth of useful disability employment-related data available in the ADA toolkit compiled by the ADA National Network by DBTAC www.adaanniversary.org/ Of particular note is the effort being […]

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund allocates Rs. 3 billion for PWDs

ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 (APP): Pakistan Poverty Elevation Fund (PPAF) would launch projects for economic empowerment and capacity building of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) with an allocation of Rs.3 billion during next five year. . PPAF has also initiated a micro credit project in Quetta, Khairpur and Swat for persons with disabilities under which training for […]

From the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability

“The Way Forward beyond 2012” . With some 90 experts from all over the Asia-Pacific region, including an expert with a psychiatric disability, the “Expert Group Meeting-cum-Stakeholder Consultation to Review the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012: The Biwako Millennium Framework for Action” was held at UNESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand […]

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