Pacific Disability Forum

Pacific Disability Forum

Kadavu House, Victoria Parade, Suva, Suva City, Fiji

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PDF - " A partnership of Pacific Organisations of and for Persons with Disabilities."

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Mission Mission

To implement the above Vision, the Forum is commissioned with the following:

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To promote the rights and dignity of all people with disability in the Pacific.
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To encourage the development and implementation of National disability strategic plans.
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To be involved and assist in the coordination of National Policies.
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To lift the profile of disability in the Region.
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To promote the sharing of resources among Pacific Disability. organizations and encourage a shift from over-reliance on others towards self help and community based approaches and income generation projects.
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To promote the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.
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To develop a strategic alliance with regional and international organizations.

Beliefs and Values

The Pacific Disability Forum believes:

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In an inclusive, barrier-free, rights based, socially just and gender equitable society for all.
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In a society in which all people, particularly people with disabilities, live free from poverty.
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In societies committed to upholding the human rights of people with disabilities and responsive to their needs.
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That persons with disabilities are the most qualified and best equipped to support, inform and advocate for themselves and other people with disabilities.
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That the adoption and implementation by countries in the Pacific of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be a significant benefit for people with disability.
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That all United Nations Conventions be recognized, ratified and implemented, and that the needs and rights of women with disability and gender issues must be prioritized.
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Vision

The Pacific Disability Forum envisions: A Pacific society, Pacific culture positive, and inclusive of indigenous cultures, gender equitable, barrier-free and rights-based, that promotes full participation and equality of opportunities for all people with disabilities in all aspects of life including children, women, and men in isolated island atolls, remote, rural and urban areas.

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