Estanara Magazine

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Editorial

Editorial

Whenever we hear the word ‘disable’ the first thought that comes to our mind is someone sitting on a wheelchair. Disabled people are also known as special persons. In Pakistan, many disabled live in Punjab. Rural areas in Punjab have 66 per cent disabled population. According to a survey, 28 per cent are literate disabled people and 14 per cent …

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Report: Estanara Group- Sharing the Moments of Happiness with Persons with Disabilities, This Eid ul Azha.

Report: Estanara Group- Sharing the Moments of Happiness with Persons with Disabilities, This Eid ul Azha.

Estanara group shared their piece of love this Eid Ul Azha through their unique project of collective Qurbani (Sacrifice) with the support of our members and devotees from around Pakistan & Overseas. According to WHO more than 15% of Pakistan’s population are the person with disabilities, these are the most vulnerable and deprived groups in the strata and are also …

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Pakistan: Don’t Execute Man with Mental Disability

Pakistan: Don’t Execute Man with Mental Disability

Imminent Execution Cruel, Would Not Serve Justice Update 9/19: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has stayed the execution of Imdad Ali for one week, until September 27, 2016. (New York) – Pakistani authorities should halt the execution of Imdad Ali, which is scheduled for September 20, 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. Imdad Ali has a mental disability. While the death penalty is …

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A Right To Dignity

A Right To Dignity

Haider Ali, Pakistan’s only athlete at the Rio Paralympic Games, has made the country proud by winning its first medal in the long jump competition. An inspiring and dedicated long jumper who suffers from cerebral palsy, the 31-year-old athlete won the bronze in the long jump event by managing a distance of 6.28 metres. This is the second time that …

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Multan Metro Bus in Final Phase

Multan Metro Bus in Final Phase

Multan—Chief Engineer and Technical Advisor Multan Metro Bus Project Sabir Khan Sadozai says mega transport system in Multan is in the final phases, which will ensure full comfort and facilities to commuters due to its some aditional features. He said the work has been executed at fast pace and completed in a record time, keeping in view specific weather patterns …

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What's The Secret To India's Paralympics Success?

What's The Secret To India's Paralympics Success?

Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images Devendra Jhajharia of India competes in the javelin throw at the 2016 Paralympic Games. The gold medal winner lost his left arm in an accident when he was 8. Deepa Malik was about to make history. Seated in a custom-made chair on a hot day in Rio, Malik — paralyzed from the chest down — held a …

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Want to Help Women with Disabilities: Deepa Malik

Want to Help Women with Disabilities: Deepa Malik

HIGHLIGHTS Deepa became the first Indian women athlete to win a medal at the Paralympic Games Deepa's silver extended India's tally at the Rio Paralympics to three medals Deepa won the silver medal in the women's shot put - F53 event RIO DE JANEIRO: A Deepa did win a medal for India at Rio. It may not have come in gymnastics but …

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Deserved Rights Demanded

Deserved Rights Demanded

By 2050 the global population will include 2 billion people aged 60 or over, and 400 million aged 80 or over. In Bangladesh, it will be 17% of total population; millions of people will be disabled and affected with movement related disorders. World Health Organisation’s World Report on Ageing and Health says, “Maintenance of functional ability has the highest importance” for these …

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Saima: Govt Committed to Ensure Rights of Persons with Disabilities 

Saima: Govt Committed to Ensure Rights of Persons with Disabilities 

National Advisory Committee on Autism Chairperson Saima Wazed Hossain, also the daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said the government is very much sincere to fulfill its commitment of ensuring all rights of people with disabilities, including autism. "My country, Bangladesh , the Awami League government and in particular my mother Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, have always been strongly committed …

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Opportunities for the Differently-Abled

Opportunities for the Differently-Abled

Mehedi Hasan, a visually impaired youth lost his sight at the age of four. However, due to his strong determination and relentless support from the family, Mehedi has achieved a Bachelor's degree from Dhaka University's Department of Political Science in 2014. Last year, when his father passed away, Mehedi, the eldest among four children, take over the responsibility to run …

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Disabled People Go Beyond Their Limits to Make a Living

Disabled People Go Beyond Their Limits to Make a Living

Jakarta: Some people may see disabilities as a limitation. But some of those with disabilities show that they can still achieve big things. Baharuddin, a 38-year-old man with polio who uses a wheelchair, works as an ojek driver. He says having a disability should not necessarily reduce his goals in life. “‘Disability’ is only a word. We can do anything …

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Govt Study Award Launched to Help People with Disabilities Deepen Skills

Govt Study Award Launched to Help People with Disabilities Deepen Skills

SG Enable Training and Career Fair 2016 held at the Enabling Village on Saturday (Sep 17). (Photo: SG Enable) SINGAPORE: People with disabilities can now apply for a Government study award to deepen their skills and get better jobs. This follows launch of two new categories under the SkillsFuture Study Awards on Saturday (Sep 17). One category aims to support …

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Japan Confronts Disability Stigma After Silence Over Murder Victims' Names

Japan Confronts Disability Stigma After Silence Over Murder Victims' Names

Police officers and rescue workers are seen in a facility for the disabled, where at least 19 people were killed and as many as 20 wounded by a knife-wielding man, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 26, 2016. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS/Files TOKYO: The stabbing deaths of 19 disabled people in their sleep last …

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Disability Rights Groups Seek Intervention on Wisconsin Teen's Plans to Die

Disability Rights Groups Seek Intervention on Wisconsin Teen's Plans to Die

CHICAGO: Disability rights groups said on Thursday they have asked child protective services to intervene in the case of a severely disabled Wisconsin teenager who suffers chronic pain from her disease and wants to die. Jerika Bolen, 14, who suffers from Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy, garnered widespread attention earlier this year by speaking openly about plans to end her …

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'I Didn't Know a Blind Person Could Bowl'

'I Didn't Know a Blind Person Could Bowl'

Ms Siti Rossaliza Rosli, 36, had to learn to bowl as a blind person, when she once enjoyed bowling with her cousins in her teens. She is shown here holding on to a guide rail, which helps blind people orientate themselves while bowling. Her husband, Mr Nazarudin Abd Razak, 38, pictured, accompanies her bowling. Photo: The Straits Times The Rio …

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Raising Swim Champs: Theresa Goh

Raising Swim Champs: Theresa Goh

This photograph, taken in 2012, shows Bernard Goh with (from left) his daughter Marisa, wife Rose and multiple Paralympian Theresa. The sisters have another sibling, a brother, Nicholas. Photo: The Straits Times It was what the doctors could not say about the infant, rather than what they could say, that caused her anxious parents far more anguish than anything else …

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Feminist Inclusivity and Moving Onto the Agenda

Feminist Inclusivity and Moving Onto the Agenda

Black women drummers open the 2nd plenary of the 2016 AWID Forum in Bahia, Brazil. While feminist activists fight for inclusion in social agendas, how far have women’s movements themselves met the challenge of inclusivity? From AWID International Forum in Bahia, Brazil. This article is part of 50.50's in-depth coverage of the 2016 AWID Forum being held on 8th -11th September in Bahia, Brazil. The chair of …

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Your Bad Math Skills Might Be A Form Of Dyslexia, According To Science

Your Bad Math Skills Might Be A Form Of Dyslexia, According To Science

I hate numbers — always have, always will. Math class was never my cup of tea and tipping a waitress properly still perplexes me. I’ve even found myself at age 24 asking my roommate to organize our bills, because I hate numbers THAT MUCH. So if you’re anything like me, you’ll be thrilled to discover there’s finally an explanation as to …

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Celebrate Paralympians But Don’t Forget the Issues Persist

Celebrate Paralympians But Don’t Forget the Issues Persist

Great Britain players celebrate their win in the Wheelchair Basketball Women's during the third day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games I’m very disappointed with the world we live in today. As a child of the sixties things were ‘promised’ - flying cars, pills instead of food and everybody dressed in silver suits. The Jetsons, a cartoon family of the …

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Scientists Identify Genes Behind Intellectual Disability

Scientists Identify Genes Behind Intellectual Disability

The neurodevelopmental disorder affects as many as 213 million people around the world. Photo: iStock While about half of the intellectual disability cases can be linked to environmental causes like poor nutrition, unknown genetic factors are responsible for the remaining 50% Washington: Researchers have for the first time identified a set of 30 inherited recessive genes that play a role in …

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