Estanara Magazine

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Editorial

Editorial

More than 4% of the world's population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4% in a decade, UN agency said in a report. Global economic losses exceed $1 trillion a …

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Celebrating Abilities on its way…

Celebrating Abilities on its way…

Estanara Group conducted its session of Celebrating Abilities at IDA REAU School for students with disabilities. It was really a refreshing session with the energetic students and teachers, they all participated with a great interest. The session was actually a demo of our program, Our CEO M.Mobin Uddin was the motivational speaker on stage, he shared his experiences with the …

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SC Asked to Ensure Inclusion of Disability Information in Census

SC Asked to Ensure Inclusion of Disability Information in Census

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has been asked to direct the federal government to ensure that information about persons with disabilities is collected in the upcoming population census, which is expected to begin on March 15. “The census should ensure proper identification of persons with disability, documentation of impairments and categorisations of the type, cause, duration and severity of the disability,” …

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Disability Column in Census form Demanded

Disability Column in Census form Demanded

SIALKOT- The people with disabilities have demanded the inclusion of disability column in the form of national census, saying that it was their basic right. A visually impaired lady, busy in raising voice for the rights of the people with disabilities, made the demand while talking to the newsmen at Sialkot Press Club Sialkot. She said that the census could …

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Analysis Of The 2017 Budget From The Disability Lens

Analysis Of The 2017 Budget From The Disability Lens

Disability sector of India is disappointed with the Budget announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 1st February 2017. Now there’s nothing new in this – almost every year, we had talked about this disappointment. However, for 2017 Budget, the discontent is greater because our expectations were much more this year. Not even two months have passed, when Rights of Persons …

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The Deathly Persistence Of Patriarchy

The Deathly Persistence Of Patriarchy

The South Asian Young Women Leadership Conclave held at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, on February 9, offered a conducive space for conversation on various issues pertaining to women. It was organised by the Canadian High Commission in India with Women’s Development Cell (Miranda House), National Commission for Women and Women’s Feature Services as partners. One of the sessions …

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Over 5 Crore Indians Suffer from Depression: WHO Study

Over 5 Crore Indians Suffer from Depression: WHO Study

Over five crore Indians suffered from depression, a major contributor to global suicides which occurred mainly in low- and middle-income countries like India in 2015, a WHO study has said. The World Health Organisation in its new global health estimates on depression for 2015 said while over five crore Indians suffered from depression, over three crore others suffered from anxiety …

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Disabled People Hit by Road Expansion, Melamchi Works

Disabled People Hit by Road Expansion, Melamchi Works

Disabled people say their mobility has been hindered by the disorganised construction works Prabin Shrestha was riding his wheelchair from his office at Chandol to Baluwatar on a recent evening when he was suddenly thrown off balance. He fell flat on the ground. He scraped his head and broke his wheelchair, a gift from his German friend, and his phone …

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Top British Diplomat in Dhaka Hosts Scrap Metal Sculptures Show

Top British Diplomat in Dhaka Hosts Scrap Metal Sculptures Show

The garden of the British high commissioner’s residence in Dhaka has provided a unique setting for a solo exhibition of Arham-ul-Huq Chowdhury’s latest series of scrap metal sculptures. Arham has created those sculptures in the workshop of the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), using the leftover pieces of metal after the wheelchairs and other mobility aids are …

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Blind Samiul Raises Family on Flute Songs

Blind Samiul Raises Family on Flute Songs

Samiul playing his mesmerising flute in a train. Photo: Star Did you ever consider how the rhythmic rattle of a train is a kind of percussion? As town-and-country landscape rushes by outside the window, to the train's steady movement and with that familiar ta-tum-ta-tum-ta-tum repetition it can feel rather meditative. It's what makes train travel special. Oftentimes, all that's really …

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Health Ministry Focuses on Combating Unhealthy Life-Styles

Health Ministry Focuses on Combating Unhealthy Life-Styles

Addressing the World Health Organisation (WHO) meeting on ‘Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action’, in Geneva on Monday 6th February, Dr Rajitha Senaratne Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine said the Health Ministry of Sri Lanka has focused on combating the ill-effects of unhealthy life-styles. Some excerpts from the health minister's speech are reproduced below. "Considering the plethora of …

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Technology for Social Good – Disrupt Disability

Technology for Social Good – Disrupt Disability

SUMMARY: Technology has the potential to be used as a force for social good. Cath Everett speaks to Disrupt Disability founder Rachael Wallach. Set up in 2008 by Nominet, the official registry for UK internet domain names, the Nominet Trust has since invested more than £25 million into projects that employ digital tech to bring about positive social change. Each year, it …

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Singapore Government to Spend USS$281 Million Yearly to Get Disabled Job-Ready

Singapore Government to Spend USS$281 Million Yearly to Get Disabled Job-Ready

Existing scheme to be expanded along with the setting up of a new support centre for caregivers More help will be given to those in Singapore with moderate intellectual, as well as multiple, disabilities in the form of training programmes to prepare them for employment, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in his Budget statement yesterday. Currently, under the School-to-Work …

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Disabled, Shunned and Silenced in Trump’s America

Disabled, Shunned and Silenced in Trump’s America

I’m a woman. I’m physically disabled. And I’ve never been more scared than I am right now. I sat there staring at my computer screen as the words “page not found” popped up on the White House website. My eyes did a double take and then my heart sank. I felt like I’d just been punched in the gut as …

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Draft of First Trump Budget Would Cut Legal Aid for Millions of Poor Americans

Draft of First Trump Budget Would Cut Legal Aid for Millions of Poor Americans

Draft proposes elimination of Legal Services Corporation, which provides free legal assistance to low-income people, victims of domestic violence and others The Legal Services Corporation handles cases involving disability benefits, disaster relief, elder abuse and much more. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters Cuts in Donald Trump’s first draft budget to funding for legal aid for millions of Americans could strip much-needed protections …

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California Schools Call Police on Black Students with Disabilities Far More Often Than Other Children

California Schools Call Police on Black Students with Disabilities Far More Often Than Other Children

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit partnered with NBC News and NBC local stations across the country to analyze discipline data for the nation’s more than 95,000 public schools. Jason Johnson, a junior at Antioch’s Deer Valley High School, has overcome a lot in his young life. The sixteen-year-old, who plays two sports and is thriving academically, has his sights …

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