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It’s so refreshing to see that the first ever two days provincial consultation on the proposed disability legislation of the KP Government organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Ministry of Law Justice and Human Rights, and Department of Social Welfare and Special Education concluded last week. The representatives of the government departments, NGOs and DPOs gave …

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WHO

First Comprehensive Consultative Workshop on Disabilities Law held in KPK

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN: 8th – 9th April 2015, first ever two days Provincial Consultation on disability legislation “Pakistan Disability Bill “ and Compilation of United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Country Report is being organized By World Health Organization In Collaboration with Ministry of Law Justice and Human Rights, and Department, of Social Welfare and Special …

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4.5m Disabled Persons Not Registered with JKM

KUALA LUMPUR: About 4.2 million disabled person (OKU) were found to have yet to register with the Social Welfare Department (JKM) based on the population statistics totaling 30.1 million last year. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said it was estimated about 4.5 million people were categorised as the disabled group but until Jan this …

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Blind Runner

Blind Runner Tackles Sahara Marathon for 11th Time

Didier Benguigui, 63, is blind and this year he will run the Marathon des Sables for the 11th time. The 250 kms of track through the Sahara Desert in southern Morocco are divided into six stages, with the event lasting a total of 10 days. Participants will be running until 13 April. The route is known for being one of …

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Campaigning to Boost Disabled People’ s Social Life

23% of people with disabilities living in the UK regularly feel lonely. This is the conclusion of a recent survey conducted by Sense, a British charity supporting deaf-blind people. As a result of this, the organization created a campaign called ‘We All Need Friends’. The campaign strives for a public debate concerning loneliness and people with disabilities. Additionally, with this …

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Disability No Barrier for Blind Cairns Lawyer

Imagine living your life without being able to see, unable to distinguish between light and dark and unaware of the plethora of obstacles in even the most mundane environment. Louisa Young and her seeing eye dog Keegan at work in the law firm. Ms Young said Keegan always makes a good impression on her clients. "She is a great ice …

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DRPI Nepal

On April 18, 2012, DRPI’s Nepal Country monitoring project began during a ceremony at the Grand Norland Hotel in Gokarna Mulpani, Kathmandu. The keynote speakers at the opening ceremony were Dan Bahadur Chaudhary, Minister of Women, Children and Social Welfare and Tarai Madesh, Representative for the Nepal Loktantrik Samajbadi Dal Party.  Both speakers wished the participants well and reiterated the …

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Experts share best autism practices with India

Experts share best autism practices with India

On World Autism Awareness Day, UK experts are calling for stronger links with India to develop best autism practices that are relevant to the specific cultural and local needs of the country. A research team from the University of Birmingham, UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) are currently visiting schools in …

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Heather Mills 'Amazingly Proud' as She Sets New World Record to Become the Fastest Disabled Female Skier

Model-turned-entrepreneur Heather Mills has claimed a new title - the fastest disabled female skier. Mills, who lost the lower half of her left leg and crushed her pelvis after she was knocked down by a police motorcycle in 1993, set the new world record last week in the Alpine resort of Vars cheered on by a tight-knit team of supporters. …

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How many Spanish with Disabilities are Forbidden to Vote

There are 80,000 Spanish with disabilities to which the law forbids to exercise the right to vote. These are people who have received a sentence of “total incapacity” and therefore placed under legal protection (guardianships). According to the president of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities (CERMI) the Spanish government has not yet completely transposed the Convention …

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Lebanon News: Special Parking Card for Disabilities to be Issued

BEIRUT: The Social Affairs Ministry announced Thursday that it would provide a special parking card to people with disabilities, beginning next week. “This card is meant exclusively for those carrying the personal disability card who need help, are constantly accompanied by someone else, or use a wheelchair and crutches or any device for transportation purposes, prosthetics and other devices,” the …

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Mentally Disabled Man, Convicted in ’87 Murder, Is Freed After Connecticut Court Ruling

HARTFORD — Richard Lapointe changed from an orange prison jumpsuit into a black T-shirt that read “I didn’t do it,” then walked out of the Hartford Superior Court building on Friday and threw his hands in the air in triumph. After almost 26 years in prison, and 10 days after the State Supreme Court threw out his convictions in the …

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NLRC

Mobile Library Set Up to Facilitate Disabled

Islamabad—National Library and Resource Centre (NLRC), Islamabad has established Mobile Library to provide library services for disabled persons at their organization level. The Centre, working under Directorate General of Special Education (DGSE) is facilitating the process as part of steps, being taken for disabled citizens. The DGSE has also facilitated the process of signing and ratification of United Nation Convention …

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TDN

(TDN) The Disability Network is proud and excited to announce the first ever Digital Cable Network by and for Persons with Disabilities!

The Disability Network is proud and excited to announce the first ever Digital Cable Network by and for persons with disabilities! TDN is the only television network which is totally inclusive to all categories of individuals, including content, acting and presentation talent and the staff working behind the scenes. We encourage all walks of life to take part in this …

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TPWHL

Toronto Power Wheelchair Hockey League (TPWHL)

2015 TPWHL Playoffs: Saints take Game 1 in dying seconds of the third In this opening game of 2015 TPWHL playoffs between the second place Saints and third place Lake Raiders both teams were looking for that crucial first win in a best of three series. TDN Blog First playoff game jitters were evident in the opening frame, as both …

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