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Salman Ahmed from Pakistan is one of 60 young people from across the Commonwealth who are being recognized as exceptional leaders in their community. These 60 young people are the first ever to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award. Twenty-seven-year-old Ahmad from Lahore, Pakistan is co-founder of the GADE Foundation, which aims to encourage and support entrepreneurship among students. …

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Disabled Pakistani Activist Gets Queen’s Award

LONDON: A disabled Pakistani rights activist has received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award in recognition of his work to champion disability rights. Salman Ahmad, 27, from Lahore, is among 60 exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth who have been recognized for their innovative contributions and for making a lasting difference and leading initiative aimed at transforming the lives of …

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The dating world of disabled people

The Dating World of Disabled People

The world of disability and dating is being examined in new series The Undateables. But what are some of the dating complexities that disabled people face, asks Damon Rose. It goes without saying that you can't lump all disabled people together when discussing this most personal of all subjects. The barriers to dating, and having a successful relationship, are different …

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Japan impressed with execution of project to assist disabled persons

Japan Impressed with Execution of Project to Assist Disabled Persons

The Government has received commendation from Japan for the successful implementation of the Disabilities Technical Cooperation Project partly funded by the Asian country. Deputy Director, Ministry of Finance in Japan, Nobuyuki Imamura, praised the efforts of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in implementing the project, aimed at improving the lives of disabled Jamaicans, and pledged support for future …

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Vehicle Import Under Disabled Quota: Paapam Fears Abuse

LAHORE: The National Council for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (NCRDP) has proposed the Capital Administration and Development Division, Ministry of Commerce to review and amend the existing policy, allowing duty-free import of used cars by family members of disabled persons. According to an Office Memorandum of Cabinet Secretariat, the recommendations have been proposed by NCRDP for incorporation in Import …

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Princess Anne toasts charity’s success as RDA Carriage Driving turns 40

Princess Anne Toasts Charity’s Success as RDA Carriage Driving Turns 40

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) enjoyed a day of celebrations in the company of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, marking 40 years of RDA Carriage Driving. The Princess enjoyed driving displays from RDA groups and a demonstration of para driving. Colin Pawson of the British Driving Society took guests on a nostalgic talk through the last 40 years …

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Sign Outside DWP's Caxton House HQ

DWP ignores watchdog’s deadline over benefit-related deaths   BENEFITS AND POVERTY The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has ignored a deadline imposed by the information watchdog, as part of its investigation into DWP’s refusal to publish secret reviews into 49 benefit-related deaths. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched the investigation in March, following DWP’s failure to provide information about the …

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Disabled Children Suffer 4.6 Times More Sexual Violence

Geneva: Disabled children with mental sickness or intellectual impairments suffer 4.6 times more sexual violence than the normal kid. According to a review commission by WHO, published today in the medical journal “The Lancet”, a disabled child is four times more vulnerable to violence than a normal kid. The further details of report revealed that a disable kid has 3.7 …

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Indian Army Officer Raped A Disabled Girl

MUMBAI – A colonel of Indian Army has been accused of raping a mentally challenged girl in the state of Maharashtra. A girl while talking to the media told that she had lost her 23 years old sister on April 30, who was mentally disabled. They kept searching for her but could not find any clue. After a few hours, …

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For People with Disabilities Like me, Cuts Spell the End of Independent Living

Tomorrow, my one-woman show Lost in Spaces launches an exciting campaign, Quality Writing for All, run by the Literary Consultancy, which will raise my profile as a writer/performer and create much-needed opportunities for others. Like anyone in a similar position, I grasp these chances. But such events – as with appearing on Newsnight during the election campaign – are entirely …

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Liberia: Staying at Zero Ebola Transmission

Over a month has passed since Ebola transmission ceased in Liberia. This hard-fought achievement is still being celebrated across the country, where nearly 11 000 people became infected with the virus and 4 800 died. Liberia is still urging communities not to let their guard down until Ebola is gone from the region and is working closely with WHO and …

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Dubai Ruler Issues New Law to Protect Disabled Rights

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Tuesday issued a law to protect the rights of people with disabilities in Dubai. The new law tasks authorities in Dubai to provide healthcare services, therapeutic services, habitation and rehabilitation for people with disabilities, in addition to providing educational opportunities. The law, issued by the Dubai ruler, also stipulates providing full public services …

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Over 95% of the World’s Population has Health Problems, with Over a Third Having More Than Five Ailments

In 2013, low back pain and major depression ranked among the top ten greatest contributors to disability in every country, causing more health loss than diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma combined. Just one in 20 people worldwide (4·3%) had no health problems in 2013, with a third of the world's population (2·3 billion individuals) experiencing more than five …

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Is it OK to Call Disabled People 'Inspirational'?

Snowboarder Amy Purdy featured in a Super Bowl ad - but some critics called it "inspiration porn" Snowboarder Amy Purdy featured in a Super Bowl ad - but some critics called it "inspiration porn" Two big Super Bowl advertisements have touched off the latest debate about whether disabled people can be "inspirational" for doing everyday things - or if the …

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Senate Go Ahead for Inquiry into Students with Disability

The Federal Opposition with the support of Independent MPs have secured a Senate inquiry into students with disability and their experiences in the Australian education system including allegations of mistreatment. A motion moved on behalf of Labor Senator Kim Carr and and newly Independent Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus called for the inquiry by the Senate Education and Employment References Committee. …

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New Disability Legal Centre Aims to Curb Imprisonment, Child Removal Rates

Advocacy for Inclusion general manager Christina Ryan wants to reduce high imprisonment and child removal rates for people with a disability. Advocacy for Inclusion general manager Christina Ryan wants to reduce high imprisonment and child removal rates for people with a disability. Photo: Jeffrey Chan A new disability legal centre aiming to curb high rates of imprisonment and child removal …

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Disability sector set to get $150 million boost in NSW budget as families call for more group homes 01

Disability Sector Set to Get $150 Million Boost in NSW Budget as Families Call for More Group Homes

 Alison Freeman and Ralph Gelling PHOTO: Alison Freeman visits her uncle Ralph Gelling, 76, at a specially built group home for the intellectually disabled in Sydney's east. (ABC: Mazoe Ford) MAP: NSW The New South Wales Government is promising a $150 million funding boost for people with disabilities in next week's budget. The money will pay for 900 new respite …

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Councils apologies over ILF delays and confusion, but blame government

Councils Apologies Over ILF Delays and Confusion, but Blame Government

Fresh evidence has emerged of delays and cuts to care packages as local authorities prepare for the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF). The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has admitted to Disability News Service (DNS) that there are problems with the transition process – ahead of the fund’s closure at the end of this month …

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UK Woman Can Ride Bike for First Time with 'World's Most Lifelike Bionic Hand'

Nicky Ashwell, 29, from London, can now carry out tasks with both hands for first time with hand developed by prosthetic experts Steeper Nicky Ashwell poses for portraits at the offices of the London Prosthetic Centre, Kingston, west London. A British woman has been able to ride a bike for the first time after being fitted with what has been …

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I was Blinded by a School Science Experiment

The doctors didn’t know what to do with me. They hadn’t seen burns like mine since the war’  no eyes Experience  ‘It would be so wonderful to know what my daughter, now 28, looks like’. Throughout my childhood, I had 20:20 vision. But two weeks before my 12th birthday, in my first year of secondary school in Cheshire, my teacher …

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