Estanara Magazine

Advancement of PDPI E-Newsletter

Editorial

Editorial

Disabled people are so inspirational. Look how they manage to live with such a burden! Society largely views the disabled in one of two ways: as objects of inspiration, or as objects of pity. In both cases, the disabled are objects of the (non-disabled) person’s viewpoint. This is reflected in feel-good news stories: the football captain invites the disabled girl …

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Pakistan Introduces Award with Focus on Apps for Disabled People

Pakistan Introduces Award with Focus on Apps for Disabled People

ISLAMABAD (APP) – The 2016 edition of Pakistan Mobile App Awards has been launched with focus on development of ready-to-use mobile applications addressing needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The theme for this year awards is “Embracing Mobile Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Pakistan.” Experts on Friday said around 10 % of Pakistan’s population face some form of disability. …

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Offensive Urdu Apps on Cell Phones Getting Popular

Offensive Urdu Apps on Cell Phones Getting Popular

ISLAMABAD - Offensive applications in Urdu language top the new free android application category of most popular Google playstore. Most of these apps advise the reader about sex. There are adult jokes, adult advises, adult stories and much more.  The blinking sign of “Children Please do not see this” at the icon is enough to attract any teenager, no wonder …

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Youth Awarded for Excelling in Different Fields

Youth Awarded for Excelling in Different Fields

PESHAWAR: The Hum Jawan awards were conferred on the youth of the province who have excelled in different fields of life and rendered great services for the country and society. The awards were given at the concluding ceremony of the two-day Hum Jawan youth cultural festival held at the PIA Planetarium in Hayatabad on Sunday. The Sports and Youth Affairs …

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Govt of India to Train 25 Lakh Persons with Disabilities in 7 years: Thaawar Chand Gehlot

Govt of India to Train 25 Lakh Persons with Disabilities in 7 years: Thaawar Chand Gehlot

India hosts 200 people with disabilities from 70 countries for disability inclusive Sustainable Development Goals Are developing countries ready for a disability inclusive agenda for development? This is the question over 200 people with disabilities from over 70 countries from Asia, Africa, CIS, Latin America, and North America & Caribbean are asking at the 9th World Assembly of Disabled People’s …

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India Suffers More Asthma Due To Second-Hand Smoking

India Suffers More Asthma Due To Second-Hand Smoking

Women with low and high body mass indexes, or BMIs, who smoked and drank were also two to three times more likely to experience wheezing. (Representational Image) TORONTO:  Countries with higher male smoking rates such as India and Bangladesh can push up asthma and wheezing cases as a result of more exposure to second-hand smoke. This is what Jayadeep Patra, an …

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57Pc Child Workers Face Torture: Study

57Pc Child Workers Face Torture: Study

Two children expose themselves to serious danger as they handle heavy machines without putting on any safety gear during work in a factory in the city. Star file photo. Fifty-seven percent child workers in Bangladesh are physically tortured at work, according to a study. The study conducted by Nielsen Company (Bangladesh) Ltd on behalf of the Family Planning Association of …

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How Accomable Founder Srin Madipalli is Making Travelling for People with Disabilities Easier

How Accomable Founder Srin Madipalli is Making Travelling for People with Disabilities Easier

Srin and his friend Martyn Sibley in Barceclona. The duo first started ... Srin Madipalli isn't letting his disability stopping him and other... In Bali, Srin found an adaptive dive company willing to throw him into...   SINGAPORE — For most of us, the most important considerations when it comes to our travel accommodations are price, location and visual appeal. …

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Indonesia Shackled by Ignorance Over Mental Illness

Indonesia Shackled by Ignorance Over Mental Illness

A patient (above) with mental illness at Galuh Rehabilitation Centre in Bekasi. Over 18,000 Indonesians with mental illness are either shackled or locked up in a confined space, a practice known as "pasung". With both ankles shackled to a post, 27-year-old Sulaiman could do little but stand, sit and sleep all day. For six months, home for the Indonesian with …

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Disabled Man's Wheelchair Odyssey Across China

Disabled Man's Wheelchair Odyssey Across China

Beijing – Quan Peng, 29, is on a mission to travel across China by wheelchair. He set off from Beijing on August 31, 2014.  Shanghai – Quan Peng gazes at Shanghai's Pudong financial district across the Huangpu River.Fuzhou – Quan Peng visits a historical neighborhood in Fuzhou, southeast China. His final destination is Sanya, in Hainan province -- still some 1,700 kilometers away. Wuzhen – Quan Peng in …

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Teen Amputee Who Lost Both Legs as Child to Become Bodybuilder

Teen Amputee Who Lost Both Legs as Child to Become Bodybuilder

A TEENAGER in China who lost both his legs as a child is hoping to change the nation’s perception of disabled people after taking up bodybuilding. AMPUTEE: Shen Dacheng is hoping to change the nation’s perception of disabled people Built like an Olympian, the young university student has also turned his own life around through gymnastics and extreme sports. Photos …

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Australia to Strengthen Sporting Ties with Asian Neighbours

Australia to Strengthen Sporting Ties with Asian Neighbours

The federal government has announced it will develop sporting ties with various Asian countries through a new program. A new government sports program is aiming to conduct diplomacy through sport. The $4 million Asia Sports Program (ASP) will provide sporting programs in countries throughout Asia over two years. The first $2 million will go to 10 Australian sporting organisations who will use sport …

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Mixed Progress Cited in Challenging Discrimination

Mixed Progress Cited in Challenging Discrimination

‘Glacial movement of change’ brings hope to some, discouragement to others Stamping out stigma and broader inequality remains a vexing challenge that requires the tools of both researchers and activists, according to panelists at Harvard University. Three experts at a panel on comparative inequality cited mixed progress in the effort to advance fairness and social inclusion, touching on discrimination against …

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Ga. Inmate with Intellectual Disability Set to Die Tonight

Ga. Inmate with Intellectual Disability Set to Die Tonight

This undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows death row inmate Kenneth Fults. ATLANTA- Georgia is preparing to execute a death row inmate who shot a woman to death during a burglary in 1996. Kenneth Fults, 47, is set to be put to death at 7 p.m. Tuesday by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital at the state …

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GoGet Launch Carshare Vehicle for People with Disability

GoGet Launch Carshare Vehicle for People with Disability

  Accessing appropriate transport is a challenge felt widely in the disability community despite it being key to providing people with the freedom to build an independent and inclusive life. While car share services continue to grow, people living with a disability are limited to taxis equipped for wheelchairs, some public transport or specialist vehicles that are a huge expense …

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Disability Advocates Arrested At White House

Disability Advocates Arrested At White House

Advocates with the disability-rights group ADAPT were arrested while demonstrating outside the White House on Monday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) Dozens of disability rights activists were arrested Monday amid a series of protests in the nation’s capital calling for greater access to community-based services. Forty-nine demonstrators were issued citations outside the White House for blocking the sidewalk, according to Sgt. Anna …

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Women Speak Up at UN about Violence and Disability

Women Speak Up at UN about Violence and Disability

When Betty was asked to participate in a multimedia exhibition about violence against women and disability, at first she did not think her story was worthy enough. "Because it was just depression," the 42-year-old Australian mother of four explained. "But now I'm coming to terms that no, this is real, and people need to know that depression is a disability and it's …

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