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Editorial

Editorial

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities reaffirms disabled people’s human rights.  It recognizes that equality and human rights are for everyone and sets out how governments should ensure those rights are protected. Since the ratification of UNCRPD and government’s initial report in 2006 we have come some way towards building a more inclusive society, but there …

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The International Day of Persons with disability Celebrations by Estanara Group

The International Day of Persons with disability Celebrations by Estanara Group

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more …

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National Wheelchair Cricket Tournament

National Wheelchair Cricket Tournament

On 3rd Dec, 2016 Estanara Group organized a National Wheelchair Cricket Tournament. Teams came all the way from different cities of Pakistan to participate and to represent their cities. There was a proper arrangement of Accommodations, conveyance and food for the all the participants and their assistants. The Day Started with the celebrations of International Day of Person with Disabilities, …

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Paralympic Arm Wrestling Tournament

Paralympic Arm Wrestling Tournament

On 3rd Dec, 2016 Estanara Group organized a Paralympic Arm Wrestling Tournament. Teams came all the way from different cities of Pakistan to participate and to represent their cities. There was a proper arrangement of Accommodations, conveyance and food for the all the participants and their assistants. The Day Started with the celebrations of International Day of Person with Disabilities, and …

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99pc of People with Hearing Disabilities in India are not Matriculates

99pc of People with Hearing Disabilities in India are not Matriculates

It is easy to understand why accessibility and dignity go hand in hand. Without access to education, transport and technology, persons with disability cannot lead fulfilling lives. The World Bank says that one billion people, or 15 percent of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher for developing countries. One-fifth of the estimated global …

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Book on Children’s Disabilities Released on World Disability Day

Book on Children’s Disabilities Released on World Disability Day

Dr. Mithu Alur’s book has anecdotes from her life.   | Photo Credit: Prashant Nakwe On a day that marked the 24th international observance of World Disability Day, Dr. Mithu Alur, founder-chairperson of the Spastic Society of India, released her book A Birth that Changed a Nation: A New Model of Care and Inclusion. A recipient of the Padma Shri in 1989, …

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Project Odommo: Disability-Friendly Dhaka

Project Odommo: Disability-Friendly Dhaka

A man using the new wheelchair ramp at Bata in Tongi under Project Odommo COURTESY Today marks the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and this year’s objective is achieving greater inclusion for persons with disabilities (PWD). People with disability make up close to 20% of the world’s population and are considered one of the the world’s largest minorities; …

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities Marked

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Marked

KATHMANDU: A morning procession was organised in the Capital today to mark the 25th International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The rally that had begun from Bhrikutimandap passed through Padmodaya School, Putalisadak and converged into a corner meet upon reaching back to the starting point. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Health Gagan Kumar Thapa expressed his commitment to take …

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Nepal Youths Make Sexual Health Services More Accessible

Nepal Youths Make Sexual Health Services More Accessible

Photo: Youths of Rocket and Space group in Kathmandu brainstorm on how to make their presentations on Sexual and Reproductive Rights more effective. Credit: Stella Paul | IDN-INPS KATHMANDU (IDN) – 21-year old Pabitra Bhattarai is a shy young woman with a soft voice and a ready smile. But, ask her about sexual health services and the shyness vanishes in an instant …

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Mental Health in Nepal

Mental Health in Nepal

Provision of Psychological First Aid orientation to teachers in Aanantalingesor Municipality Mental health is one of the less prioritised areas in the health care sector of Nepal. There is currently only one center, providing mental health services and it does not have the capacity to reach the larger population. A very few civil society and non-governmental organisations are slowly initiating …

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To Become (dis-) Able in Sri Lanka

To Become (dis-) Able in Sri Lanka

Voice of the Voiceless Largest Minority An estimated 20% of Sri Lanka’s population, for different reasons,have restrictions in their abilities.  As the Supreme Court accepted in 2011,they form the largest minority of people in Sri Lanka. The International community measures a civilised society and a developing country by inclusiveness of its citizens. Dr. Lee Jong-wook, the Director General W.H.O. (2003-06), correctly said:“The way a country treats …

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How to Understand and Respect People with Disabilities

How to Understand and Respect People with Disabilities

Some dos and don’ts My elder brother, James, who was born in 1943 with a genetic chromosomal abnormality, Down syndrome, and who had a severe learning disability, died in 1999 in the UK as a result of negligence. He died of bronchial pneumonia because doctors who were treating him did not take the time and trouble to find out exactly …

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Back Pain May Raise Risk of Mental Health Problems

Back Pain May Raise Risk of Mental Health Problems

A study, involving almost 200,000 participants, finds that individuals who have back pain are more likely to also experience a range of mental health issues. Knowing about these links could form a more successful treatment plan for both sets of conditions. According to recent findings, back pain and mental health are deeply linked. Back pain is a leading cause of disability …

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Disabled People Still at ‘Grave Disadvantage’ – UN Chief

Disabled People Still at ‘Grave Disadvantage’ – UN Chief

A decade after global treaty adoption, disabled people still at ‘grave disadvantage’ – UN chief A child with disability, happily holds the slate to display her drawing skills during a class at the UNICEF-supported BRAC pre-primary school in Soyghoria village, Bangladesh. Photo: UNICEF/Tapash PaulSource:UN News.2 December 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the challenges people with disabilities face despite …

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DISABILITY STIGMA ALIVE AND WELL

DISABILITY STIGMA ALIVE AND WELL

Came across this post on LinkedIn the other day, reminding us all about the importance of giving disabled Americans the chance to prove themselves in the workplace. Included in the general reminder by Amber Fritsch, a talent-management consultant, were other reminders for employers — including  the new provisions regarding leave as a reasonable accommodation — the Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act — released by the …

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International Day of People with Disability Should be Every Day, Musician Andrew Hewitt Says

International Day of People with Disability Should be Every Day, Musician Andrew Hewitt Says

PHOTO: Andrew Hewitt says he does not feel disabled when he is playing the drums. (ABC News: Norman Hermant) If you do one thing for Andrew Hewitt on this International Day of People with Disability, it is this: park your sympathy at the door. "Don't feel sorry for me. Because I don't," he said. Mr Hewitt lives with cerebral palsy, and at …

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Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Part 4 of our series, "Unlocking Dyslexia." Megan Lordos, a middle school teacher, says she was not allowed to use the word "dyslexia." She's not alone. Parents and teachers across the country have raised concerns about some schools hesitating, or completely refusing, to say the word. As the most common learning disability in the U.S., dyslexia affects somewhere between 5 …

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