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How disability is defined in Srilanka is the same how it’s defined in almost every part of the world, but it’s still so unfortunate that there are bundles of barriers for persons with disabilities on every step in such a productive and talented nation. This week’s issue is going to highlight the definition of Disability is Srilanka and also will …

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A Bill passed for the Persons with Disabilities by Sindh Government, Pakistan

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly (SA) on Friday passed a bill for employment, rehabilitation and welfare for persons with different abilities. Bill 40/2014 Sindh Persons with Different Abilities (Employment, Rehabilitation and Welfare Bill 2014 was tabled for consideration by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sikandar Mandhro. However MQM lawmaker Naila Muneer said she had submitted a private bill on this subject more than …

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Annual Wheelchair Cricket tournament

Estanara group organized an annual Wheelchair cricket tournament on 28th February 2015 at KMC Sports complex, Kashmir Road Karachi. Teams all around Sindh was invited to participate in the tournament to be a part of this event making is more worthy. The benefits of participating in sports events are countless for the persons with disabilities. They feel themselves to be …

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Correct Ways to Interact with People with Disabilities

It's no secret a lot of people in the world aren't comfortable around people with disabilities, despite the fact that 1 in 5 people have some kind of disability (or a "limiting permanent physical condition" for those who can't refer to themselves as disabled yet). It can take time getting comfortable with the idea of being disabled, and it can …

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Report: Estanara Group Organized Milad-e-Mustafa (PBUH)

Like every year this – Energetic team of Estanara Group / ARCP observed Rabi-ul-Awal (blessed month), the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in a ceremony with religious zeal and zest in Karachi at head office of Estanara. A Naat competition was held among children with disability during the ceremony. On this occasion the stage was decorated fabulously. Lovers …

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"Disability" in Srilanka

The term 'disability' What is meant by the term ‘disability’ and what terms are used to describe the people affected? The legislative understanding of the term ‘person with disability’ in Sri Lanka means “any person who as a result of any deficiency in his physical or mental capacities, whether congenital or not, is unable by him/herself to ensure for him/herself, …

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DrawDisability

DrawDisability is a global campaign launched by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and the United Nations Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG). The campaign has two main goals: -to encourage dialogue and raise awareness on disability and related issues among teachers and students within educational …

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Learning From Children with Disabilities

You should not feel bad for yourself, or pity your kids if they are born with a disability. You might just be surprised at what you can learn about true strength. The Time.com article, “The Pain of Passing My Disability On to My Child”, written by Ellen Painter Dollar, is about how Ellen’s daughter inherited osteogenesis imperfecta, the same bone …

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Count the disabled in

Political parties should come forward to create a friendly voting environment for the disabled and make commitments to continue to work for them Disability is no long era hidden issue in Bangladesh. In the last two decades, governments, NGOs, and international actors have promoted the social and political rights of disabled people through initiatives like the enactment of Disability Rights …

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Protest by People with Disabilities from Hyderabad at Karachi Press Club

KARACHI :  Persons with disabilities from Hyderabad- Sindh staged a protest at Karachi Press Club and held a demonstration to demand implementation on their two percent quota in government jobs. The special persons belonging to Hyderabad were carrying placards and banners, raised slogans for their demands. They raised voice for their rights which have been violated and ignoring by the rulers. They …

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