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Editorial

Editorial

Achieving Goals for the future we want. Theme for IDPD (International Day for Persons with disability) We want a society where needs of children with disabilities are met, aspirations supported and their rights respected. It depends on how disability is defined, global figures estimate that 200 million children experience some form of disability. (UNESCO - Education for all global monitoring …

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PAKISTANI BEATS POLIO, WINS MUSCLEMANIA TITLE IN US

PAKISTANI BEATS POLIO, WINS MUSCLEMANIA TITLE IN US

The fertile land of Pakistan has been endowed with resources and beauty rarely seen elsewhere. However, a nation does not become great based up on its resources alone, it is the passion and toil of its people which accomplish this task. Pakistan too is fortunate to have such human beings, who by the virtue of their sheer determination have made …

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Pak Disabled Youth Worker Wins Commonwealth Award from Asia Region

Pak Disabled Youth Worker Wins Commonwealth Award from Asia Region

LONDON: Suleman Arshad, a disabled youth worker from Pakistan, has won the Commonwealth Youth Worker Award 2016 from Asia Region in recognition of his services for the empowerment of youth in Pakistan through sports.          The award was announced in a ceremony held at the Commonwealth Secretariat here but Arshad was unable to attend the ceremony because he was unable …

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Disabled Persons to Get Insurance Cover

Disabled Persons to Get Insurance Cover

Islamabad—Persons with multiple disabilities or any severe disability problem would get insurance cover to counter challenges of life. The scheme help persons with disabilities to lead a respectable life and get complete medical care, which many people could not afford due to limited resources. Quoting the figures of World Health Organization, officials of Directorate of Special Education told APP that …

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Females with Disabilities Experience Discrimination on Multiple Levels

Females with Disabilities Experience Discrimination on Multiple Levels

Islamabad: An estimated 9 million persons with disabilities are forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict and generalized violence. The issue was discussed at a training titled 'Strengthening the Role of Women with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action' organised by National Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD) and Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP) with the support of Women Refugee Commission.  …

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She’s Deaf, But Does that Eliminate Her Right to Education?

She’s Deaf, But Does that Eliminate Her Right to Education?

Sonia’s picture, in which she is holding a poster and demanding secondary school education for special children, can be seen on social media. PHOTO: TWITTER (SONIA KHAN) Like any other student, 13-year-old Sonia Khan was extremely excited about her promotion to the seventh grade. For her, this was a whole new journey that allowed her to explore her life through books …

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Pakistan’s Fight Against Polio

Pakistan’s Fight Against Polio

Situation, if not fully soothing, is not depressing as well as it was in 2014. Year 2014 was a disastrous for Pakistan as POLIO cases rapidly emerged and reached to alarming figure of 306; as a result international community start avoiding our citizens, imposed travel sanctions and taking two drop of POLIO vaccine declared mandatory for Pakistani international travelers. International …

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NGO for Rights of Disabled Demands Passage of Disabilities

NGO for Rights of Disabled Demands Passage of Disabilities

New Delhi, Nov 11 (PTI) An organisation working for the rights of disabled persons today expressed concern over alleged "delay on part of the central government" in passage of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill and said it will launch a nationwide capaign over the issue in coming days. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill was introduced in the …

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Fashion in a Time of Unease

Fashion in a Time of Unease

Designer Anupama Dayal: “Apart from the globe-altering movements, fashion also heals in the most intimate way.” In a world rife with uncertainties and upheavals, the fashion industry continues to flourish and give hope. Historically, fashion adopts the struggles of the moment to come up with the most iconic style statements that continue to inspire. Towards the end of June, as …

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Delhi Half Marathon: Top Athletes, Delhiites Gear Up for Run

Delhi Half Marathon: Top Athletes, Delhiites Gear Up for Run

Participants run along New Delhi's Rajpath during the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2015. (AFP) Top runners from around the world, including Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell will be participating in the charity event in Delhi this weekend Sports enthusiasts can look forward to the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) which kicks off this Sunday across prominent landmarks in the Indian capital. …

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Study: Unemployment Higher Among Persons with Disability

Study: Unemployment Higher Among Persons with Disability

A new study says there is a significant gap between the unemployment rates of persons with disabilities in the country compared to the general population. The study, titled ‘Inclusion of Young Persons with Disability in Skills and Employment’ done by Albert Mollah, executive director of Access Bangladesh, was unveiled on Saturday at a seminar in the capital’s Daily Star building. …

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Dr. Ajith Perera – Unsung Hero Crowned at Sri Lankan of the Year 2016

Dr. Ajith Perera – Unsung Hero Crowned at Sri Lankan of the Year 2016

“This award I dedicate as a tribute to the ABILITY within the disability of all.” – Dr. Ajith C. S. Perera,when presented with this APEX award by Mr. Nalaka Gunawardena (left) and Mr. Dayan Gomes (right). The country’s most influential opinion leaders were amongst the VIP guests of a very distinguished gathering at the ‘Sri Lankan of the Year’ awards ceremony …

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Japan Must Open Minds to Disability, Not Just Physical Spaces, in Time for Tokyo Paralympics

Japan Must Open Minds to Disability, Not Just Physical Spaces, in Time for Tokyo Paralympics

First for Japan: Daisuke Ikezaki (left) and Yukinobu Ike of Japan celebrate winning bronze medals in the playoff against Canada, which Japan edged 52-50, at the Rio Paralympics on Sept. 18. Japan won 24 medals at the games but no golds, a tally that won't be acceptable at the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020. | REUTERS The 2016 Paralympic Games concluded …

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A Disabled Girl and Her Dog May Sway Justices

A Disabled Girl and Her Dog May Sway Justices

(Photo: Richard Wolf, USA TODAY) WASHINGTON — A 12-year-old girl with cerebral palsy sat quietly inside the Supreme Court Monday as the justices clashed over whether her family can sue school officials for denying access to her service dog. Wonder the Goldendoodle stayed outside. But the two were happily reunited after an hour's debate — at which time Ehlena Fry pronounced the proceedings …

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An Anti-Trump Disabled Boy was Booed at a Rally. The Next Day, He Got to Meet President Obama.

An Anti-Trump Disabled Boy was Booed at a Rally. The Next Day, He Got to Meet President Obama.

JJ Holmes with his sister Grace and President Obama. (Family photo) Twelve-year-old JJ Holmes has been enamored with the 2016 presidential election. By Election Day, the boy would encounter two of the most polarizing figures in this campaign season — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and President Obama — and his experiences with them would be vastly different. For months, JJ, who has …

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Disability Network/Lakeshore Honors Local Woman with Ability Award

Disability Network/Lakeshore Honors Local Woman with Ability Award

From left, Sandy Baker, Eric Baker and Sandy's Boyfriend Len Stenberg stand together oct 25, 2016, following the award Ceremony. Auntin Metz/Sentinel Staff The Disability Network/Lakeshore handed out their sixth annual Ability Award to Sandy Baker, founder and executive director of Gracious Grounds, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at the Midtown Center in downtown Holland. The award is given to …

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