Estanara Magazine

Advancement of PDPI E-Newsletter

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Editorial

Editorial

In a country like Pakistan where there is severe discrimination and stigma attached with disability, properly planned social protection measures are mandatory to reduce exclusion and vulnerability. Following all these national and international agreements, it is now very important for the government to undertake concrete initiatives focusing on the wellbeing of persons with disabilities. Moreover, to ensure no one is …

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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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Mindfulness-based stress reduction programmes improve low back pain temporarily

Mindfulness-based stress reduction programmes improve low back pain temporarily

Mindfulness-based stress reduction programmes (MSBR) appear to improve low back pain only slightly, and only temporarily, a review of previous research suggests. These programmes combine meditation while sitting and walking, yoga, focusing attention on different parts of the body, and incorporation of mindfulness/awareness into everyday life. Earlier studies found MBSR to be helpful for a variety of chronic pain conditions. …

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People with Disabilities May Soon Be Exempt from the SC Order About National Anthems in Cinemas

People with Disabilities May Soon Be Exempt from the SC Order About National Anthems in Cinemas

Recent Supreme Court orders about compulsory playing of the National Anthem in movie theatres have made cinema experiences even more difficult for disabled moviegoers, but there is hope on the horizon. Last October, Salil Chaturvedi, a disability rights activist and writer, was assaulted at a cinema hall in Panaji, Goa. 48-year-old Salil was beaten by a few fellow cinema-goers. Salil, …

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Workplace deaths double in 2016

Workplace deaths double in 2016

Rabiul Awal, a welder, fell from the third floor of a building in Libya. He is now under treatment at CRPMahmud Hossain Opu 699 died and 703 were injured in the workplace last year Bangladesh has experienced 1,402 casualties in the workplace last year, a report of the Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS) says. The report, scheduled to be …

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PM: Adopt effective policies for the disabled

PM: Adopt effective policies for the disabled

The prime minister is currently on a three-day state visit to Bhutan Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all the countries of the world to adopt effective policies for the persons with disabilities in a bid to provide them a dignified life in the society. She made the call while inaugurating an international conference on autism in Bhutan as the …

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An Inclusive Society for the Physically Challenged

An Inclusive Society for the Physically Challenged

Dhaka University Physically-challenged Development Foundation (DUPDF) organised a day-long “Leadership Training on Inclusive Society and Scribe Award Ceremony 2017”, with the cooperation of Abdul Monem Economic Zone Limited. Every year, Physically-challenged Development Foundation (PDF) organises such leadership trainings and workshops in order to promote active citizenship and to convey the message of inclusive society among the young learners of higher …

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 Parents pin hope on Ability Bhutan Society

 Parents pin hope on Ability Bhutan Society

Except for the beddings, the room is bare.  A 52-year-old woman, sitting in the corner of the room, opens a packet of potato chips. Her 17-year-old daughter extends her frail hands. “She is learning to use her hands to eat,” says the mother. “Until now, she has been depending on me to feed her.” The woman has to help the …

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Disability No Barrier For Palestinian Harvest Volunteer

Disability No Barrier For Palestinian Harvest Volunteer

Palestinian man Louy Al-Najar harvests wheat at a field in an area adjacent to the border with Israel, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip May 10, 2017. Picture taken May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa GAZA (Reuters) – Nine years ago, Louy al-Najar’s life was changed forever by an Israeli missile that exploded as he rushed to rescue …

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UN urges N. Korea to improve disability awareness

UN urges N. Korea to improve disability awareness

A United Nations rights official ended a groundbreaking visit to North Korea Monday and urged officials to try to combat the stigma and pejorative language surrounding the disabled. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, UN special rapporteur on the rights of people with disabilities, is the first-ever rights expert from the world body to be granted access to North Korea, which last December ratified …

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The true price we pay for helping the world’s disabled

The true price we pay for helping the world’s disabled

WHO and World Bank figures suggest it costs between US$1.37t and US$1.94t to ensure the world’s disabled can be part of society. But is that just the tip of the iceberg? Hanoi’s National Convention Centre, sepulchral host to the second APEC Senior Officials’ cluster in Vietnam’s APEC chairmanship year, feels an improbable place for a discussion on the high price …

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Why People With Disabilities Can’t Present Their Version of the Truth

Why People With Disabilities Can’t Present Their Version of the Truth

Alexander Edward / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Here we are again in the ugly war on anyone with any illness, and I’m going to have to repeat myself: Where are the disabled reporters? Why wasn’t there someone publicly identified with disability to question Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks when he labeled physical illness a moral failing? While the American government now in place …

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