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Editorial

Editorial

One of the off-the-record arguments put forward to not include PWDs in diversity reporting is that the resulting data would be inaccurate. Since not all employees with a disability would feel comfortable declaring that they have one, and not every disability is visible, the process would be prone to under-reporting. However, it is hard to see how technology companies can …

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Good News for Person with Disabilities Employees Govt of Sindh

Good News for Person with Disabilities Employees Govt of Sindh

The Government of Sindh, Finance department has issued Notification No. FD ( SR-III) 5-92/2016 dated on 01-9-2016 in connection with the special conveyance Allowance Govt of Sindh Employees with disabilities . The Government of Sindh with the approval of competent authority i.e Chief Minister Sindh has been pleased to grant special conveyance allowance for the employees with disabilities @ Rs. …

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Pneumonia Kills 920,000 Children Worldwide

Pneumonia Kills 920,000 Children Worldwide

KARACHI - Pneumonia accounts for 15 percent of the total child deaths, making it the leading killer of children of less than 5 years of age globally. In Pakistan it accounts for 92,000 annual deaths of children under the age of 5. This was revealed by health experts during a press briefing held here on Monday in connection with the …

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‘Childhood Violence Manifests as Adulthood Trauma’

‘Childhood Violence Manifests as Adulthood Trauma’

  KARACHI: During the concluding session of Aga Khan University Hospital’s 19th National Health Sciences Research Symposium on Sunday, speakers pinpointed the significance of a creative mind and how creative thoughts are promoted as well as the impact of childhood violence and neglect on adulthood. In the ‘Art, Music, Literature and the Mind’ session, speakers such as musician Arshad Mahmood and …

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27 Special Students Getting Education in Kinnaird College

27 Special Students Getting Education in Kinnaird College

  Twenty-seven visually and hearing impaired students are getting education side by side with other students in Kinnaird College and enjoy all education facilities like normal students. In Pakistan, special institutions are in service for special students education. Usually, as per the government policy, every regular and private educational institution is bound to allow admission to special students, but some …

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World Arthritis Day Marked

World Arthritis Day Marked

LAHORE - Fatima Memorial Hospital and Arthritis Care Foundation jointly organised an arthritis awareness walk to mark World Arthritis Day yesterday. The walk was held to create public awareness of Arthritis as one in every third Pakistani suffers from some form of Rheumatic diseases. These diseases not only affect the bones and joints but can also involve any organ system …

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The Damaging Depiction of Disability in Indian Mythology

The Damaging Depiction of Disability in Indian Mythology

INDIA TODAY GROUP/GETTY IMAGES It is said that one can find every aspect of life covered in Mahabharata, an epic which also contains the holy Bhagavad Gita. Indeed the Mahabharata contains philosophical insights on war, life, intellect, passion, jealousy, treachery etc. Many of these things have been written about, spoken of and discussed on various platforms. However, there is one …

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One in Three Children Have Stunted Growth in India: Why Malnutrition is Such a Big Challenge

One in Three Children Have Stunted Growth in India: Why Malnutrition is Such a Big Challenge

The report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), also ranked India 97 among 118 countries, faring worse than all its neighbours. (File photo) The phenomenon of high rates of child malnutrition in South Asia has been termed the “the South Asian enigma” by Ramalingaswami and other experts, Amitav Banerjee, a community medicine expert had said. Malnutrition continues to …

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Disability Compensation for Farmers Doubled

Disability Compensation for Farmers Doubled

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has enhanced the compensation for farmers for various disabilities occurring during the course of work. For back and waist injuries, the compensation has been raised from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000. According to a recent order, the compensation has been doubled for most injuries under the Raitha Sanjeevini accident insurance scheme of the Karnataka agricultural marketing board. Though no study has been done …

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Safeguarding Our Minds

Safeguarding Our Minds

Psychiatric patients among adult people are on the rise in the country, according to a new study of National Institute... Psychiatric patients among adult people are on the rise in the country, according to a new study of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Bangladesh. The preliminary report further says that about 31 percent of adults- just under 1 in …

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Police Use Water Cannons and Tear Gas to Disperse Disabled Soldiers Protesting in Colombo 

Police Use Water Cannons and Tear Gas to Disperse Disabled Soldiers Protesting in Colombo 

Nov 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the disabled soldiers who are protesting in Colombo demanding a pension. Earlier, a judge refused to issue a stay order requested by the Police prohibiting the protest march organized by the disabled soldiers opposite the Presidential Secretariat. Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne told the police to …

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Doctor Strange Filming Locations In Nepal: 'How You Can Find Your Own Kamar'-Taj

Doctor Strange Filming Locations In Nepal: 'How You Can Find Your Own Kamar'-Taj

  Doctor Strange featured amazing space and time bending visual effect scenes that ensnared the mind and bewitched our senses, but even the natural settings of the film captured our attention. On his quest to find The Ancient One, Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the movie, heads to Nepal in search of a solution to his disability. Here …

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Why Indonesia Must Invest in Mental Health

Why Indonesia Must Invest in Mental Health

Indonesia must address stigma associated with mental illnesses, as well as provide mental health first aid for victims of natural disasters. DEATH. Before he died, this mentally ill man lived chained to a platform at Kyai Syamsul's traditional healing center in Brebes, Central Java. While there his ankles swelled and his body became emaciated. Photo from Human Rights Watch World …

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South Africa: SA Marks Disability Rights Awareness Month

South Africa: SA Marks Disability Rights Awareness Month

Pretoria — Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will today launch Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM2016) at Sibonile School for the Visually Impaired in Meyerton, Gauteng. Disability Rights Awareness Month takes place annually from November 3 to December 3 to promote the human and socio-economic rights of peoples with disabilities by making information available and accessible. This year's launch will be …

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Damian Green Dismisses 'Offensive' UN Report on UK Disability Rights

Damian Green Dismisses 'Offensive' UN Report on UK Disability Rights

 A protest by disability rights campaigners in Westminster in June 2015. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Minister says findings are outdated but activists welcome UN inquiry’s verdict that austerity policies violated rights The work and pensions secretary, Damian Green, has dismissed a critical UN report that concluded that the UK government’s austerity policies “systematically violated” the rights of disabled people. Green said the report was “patronising …

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US Voters with Disabilities Find New Voice

US Voters with Disabilities Find New Voice

Activists started #CripTheVote campaign to unite community and get politicians' attention. A watershed moment in the 2016 race for the White House occurred nearly a year ago when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump mocked a disabled New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski, thrashing his arms to mimic a physical impairment. Voters expressed disgust, and Democtratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign quickly capitalised with attack …

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"Why My Disability is the Best Thing Ever to Have Happened to Me"

"Why My Disability is the Best Thing Ever to Have Happened to Me"

Paralympic athlete Sophie Christiansen insists she became the person she is thanks to her disability. In days gone by, being disabled was something to hide. Children born with a disability were seen as shameful on a family, and the UK's Disability Discrimination Act – the first of its kind to legislate against that kind of blatant prejudice – was only …

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Tech Companies Don’t Want to Talk About the Lack of Disability Diversity Reporting

Tech Companies Don’t Want to Talk About the Lack of Disability Diversity Reporting

“Would you mind having an off-the-record conversation about your questions? Is that Ok?” said the PR rep at a leading publicly listed technology company. “Err… sure,” I replied, more than a little puzzled. The questions  —  which I put to Intel, Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Google, and Salesforce  — were pretty straightforward. I simply wanted to know why none of …

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