Estanara Magazine

Advancement of PDPI E-Newsletter

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Editorial

Editorial

The eighth World Autism Day was observed today globally, but unfortunately in Pakistan autism is relatively a new phenomenon so far, and the awareness about this disease is still virtually nil. Autism is the third most common developmental disorder in the world. The Autism day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly through a resolution passed on November 1, …

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Autism Day: Pakistan Needs to Change its Disability Laws

Autism Day: Pakistan Needs to Change its Disability Laws

LAHORE -  The Autism Awareness Day was celebrated across the world on Sunday. Unfortunately, there is no awareness in Pakistan about this third most common developmental disorder in the world. Even the doctors in Pakistan don’t know much about this disorder, while the treatment and other facilities including special schools for the children suffering from it are also rare. “The …

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‘Pakistan Needs to Change its Disability Laws’

‘Pakistan Needs to Change its Disability Laws’

LAHORE: The 9th World Autism Awareness Day will be celebrated on Sunday (today) but there is no awareness in Pakistan about this third most common developmental disorder in the world. Observers say even doctors in Pakistan don’t know much about this disorder, while the treatment and other facilities, including special schools for the children suffering from it are also rare. This …

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PBS Pressed to Include Transgender and Disabled People in Census

PBS Pressed to Include Transgender and Disabled People in Census

CJP says census should have been conducted in proper manner Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to include disabled and transgender people in the National Population Census 2017. The court also maintained a part of the Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict dated March 15. The LHC had directed the PBS to immediately issue instructions to the field staff to insert the codes …

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I Am A Student With A Disability And I Don’t Wish To Study In A ‘Special School’

I Am A Student With A Disability And I Don’t Wish To Study In A ‘Special School’

Adil (right), with his father. I am a student with a disability by birth. When I was little, I could not walk without the support of a walker, or another person. Hence, I joined school later than other children. I was six years old when my parents decided to admit me in school as they wanted to provide me with …

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The Illusions of Freedom and Disability in an Indian Family

The Illusions of Freedom and Disability in an Indian Family

Freedom is a strange concept to someone raised in an Indian household in America. Unlike my cousins overseas, I had the freedom to wear bikinis in the summer, to shop at the mall unchaperoned, and to drive my own car at age 16. Unlike my peers, I did not have the freedom to go to sleepovers, date or even attend …

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How India’s Disabled Are Finally Breaking Barriers & Entering the Country’s Politics

How India’s Disabled Are Finally Breaking Barriers & Entering the Country’s Politics

 National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) India’s disabled are woefully under-represented in many fields, with politics seeing some of the worst numbers. However, an increasing number of disabled people are joining local politics, including large numbers of women from many rural parts of India. Shampa Sengupta explores further. Towards the end of February of 2017, there was news …

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Unprofessionalism or Apathy? Indian Paralympian's Achievement Undermined in Tweet

Unprofessionalism or Apathy? Indian Paralympian's Achievement Undermined in Tweet

HIGHLIGHTS Deepa competed in field events, whereas Bhagyashree competed in track events "It is an unfortunate error on social media and I will speak to the concerned people," said Gursharan Singh. Jhajharia, Malik, Thangavelu and Varun Bhati won medals to make it India's best ever haul in 2016 Paralympics Deepa Malik. (TOI Photo) NEW DELHI: On the heels of the …

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Attention Engineers

Attention Engineers

New buildings are coming up all over, but most are not accessible to disabled people The construction sector is bouncing back. After a period of paralysis following the earthquakes, a tour around the Kathmandu Valley will reveal its resurgence. New buildings are coming up at a very fast speed, proving that investors mean business and have no time to lose. …

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Japanese Aid for the Construction of a Care Home for Intellectually Challenged Children in Kavrepalanchowk

Japanese Aid for the Construction of a Care Home for Intellectually Challenged Children in Kavrepalanchowk

KATHMANDU - The Government of Japan has decided to extend financial assistance of US Dollars 83,270, equivalent to approximately Nepalese Rupees 8,879,000, to Samaj Sewa Samuha under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme of the Government of Japan in Japan’s Fiscal Year 2016. Samaj Sewa Samuha, a Nepali NGO in Kavrepalanchok district, will implement the Project …

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Saima Wazed New WHO Champion for Autism

Saima Wazed New WHO Champion for Autism

Saima Wazed Hossain Saima called for a multi-sectorial lifespan approach to autism in an article published in Inter Press Service, a global news agency, on Friday Saima Wazed Hossain, chairperson of Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been designated as “WHO Champion for Autism” in South-East Asia. The WHO …

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Bangladesh Should Make Country Better Place For Disabled – OpEd

Bangladesh Should Make Country Better Place For Disabled – OpEd

Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo by Hafrul, Wikipedia Commons.   Bangladesh is a role model of development in the developing world and transforming with fascinating changes in different areas of global indices. Accessibility, inclusiveness and establishing the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities (PWDs) are being considered as important criteria of sustainable and inclusive development all over the world. It is …

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PM: Encourage Enrolment of Disabled Children at General Educational Institutions

PM: Encourage Enrolment of Disabled Children at General Educational Institutions

Prime Minister Sheikh HasinaFile Photo The prime minister made the remarks as the chief guest addressing the inaugural function of the 10th World Autism Awareness Day at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon the authorities of general educational institutions to shun mentality and encourage disabled children to enrol at their institutions, saying that their disability could …

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Crystal-Clear About Her Aims

Crystal-Clear About Her Aims

Strength in numbers: Krystle and other Enable Lanka volunteers at a project they carried out in Heenatigala Winner of the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year Krystle Reid talks to Purnima Pilapitiya about Enable Lanka Foundation, the organisation she co-founded When Krystle Reid entered for the Commonwealth Youth Awards, she little thought it would amount to anything.  With 52 other …

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Rotary Recognizes Accessibility Rights Activist Dr. Ajith Perera

Rotary Recognizes Accessibility Rights Activist Dr. Ajith Perera

Colombo: Sri Lanka's prominent accessibility rights activist Dr. Ajith C. S. Perera was recognized for his contribution to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities at the inauguration of the Annual Conference 2017 of the Rotary District 3220 that includes Sri Lanka and the Maldives, held Friday at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo. The Outstanding …

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Disabled Women Confront, Overcome Stigma in Burkina Faso

Disabled Women Confront, Overcome Stigma in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, about 10 percent of the population is disabled. Some, like Laya, are helped by an operation, such as the removal of a cataract, but for others Light for the World, an international disability and development charity, helps in other ways, including community based rehabilitation. Sitting under the shade of a tree, a group of women drink traditional …

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Teens Ask, Where Are the Girls with Disabilities in Pop Culture?

Teens Ask, Where Are the Girls with Disabilities in Pop Culture?

AUSTIN, Texas (WOMENSENEWS)–Being a teen girl with a disability is definitely not easy. While I get to deal with hormonal outbursts and teen drama, I also have to deal with the nice plate of ableism that’s handed to me every day. So, what do I do to escape these annoyances in my life? I turn on the TV and allow myself to …

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Calculating Disabled America

Calculating Disabled America

Desmond Spencer, 39, howls with one of his mother's dogs in Beaverton, Alabama. There are 13 million working-age Americans -- ages 18 and 64 -- receiving disability payments. This number includes every working-age person who receives benefits through the Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance programs or both. The Social Security Administration publishes those numbers for the nation for …

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Minor Girl With Disability Allegedly Raped In Odisha Temple

Minor Girl With Disability Allegedly Raped In Odisha Temple

  Following a complaint lodged by the her father, the police registered a case. A minor girl with disability was allegedly raped by a young man inside the premises of a temple in Odisha's Baripada. According to police, the incident took place on Friday night when the temple was deserted. The young man, a resident of the area, lured the …

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