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Editorial

Editorial

Over the 40-year study period, life expectancy at birth increased by 9.2 years for men and by 6.4 years for women, and about half of that increase was accounted for by people living longer after age 65. Life expectancy with disability increased by 4.7 years for men and 3.9 for women; life expectancy without disability increased by 4.5 years for …

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9th World Assembly of DPI- Disabled People International, New Delhi, India.

9th World Assembly of DPI- Disabled People International, New Delhi, India.

It’s so refreshing to  share with everyone that Disabled People’s International (DPI) hosted its Asia Pacific Regional Assembly in New Delhi, India on April 10, 2016 followed by the 9th World Assembly of Disabled People's International (DPI which  was successfully held in New Delhi, India on 11th, 12th, and 13th April, 2016. Amongst other business, the new World Executive was …

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World Immunisation Week: Total Coverage of EPI Just 54%, Reveal Experts

World Immunisation Week: Total Coverage of EPI Just 54%, Reveal Experts

KARACHI: Despite the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) running since the past 32 years, its total coverage is just 54%, said health experts at a press briefing at Karachi Press Club on Monday, organised to highlight the importance of World Immunisation Week. According to them, 27% of the deaths in Pakistan of children aged less than five are due to vaccine-preventable …

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Physically Challenged Citizens Need to be Included in Pakistan’s Urban Planning

Physically Challenged Citizens Need to be Included in Pakistan’s Urban Planning

LAHORE – The steady progress of Pakistan’s real estate sector has continued for a number of years now. Dozens of housing and commercial projects are launched each month for all cadres of international and domestic investors that are helping this sector become one the most rewarding investment option in the country. Over the years, Pakistan has become home to ambitious …

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Why Pakistan Needs to Embrace Arts Therapy Amidst the Multitude of Crises

Why Pakistan Needs to Embrace Arts Therapy Amidst the Multitude of Crises

People of all ages can benefit from Art Therapy and its endless healing miracles "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." – Pablo Picasso Art Therapy is one of the many forms of psychotherapy techniques that use creative art activities for better self-expression and for effectively countering adverse psychological issues. Creative art therapy is a diverse …

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US Envoy Praises Work of Advocates for Disabled

US Envoy Praises Work of Advocates for Disabled

Islamabad: American Ambassador David Hale encouraged community activists to continue their work in supporting and empowering women with disabilities during a conference, organised by the Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP). “Our partnership with STEP focuses on raising awareness about resources for women with disabilities, providing training to increase these women’s participation in the workforce, and educating the general public about …

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Access Denied

Access Denied

The writer is a former federal secretary. THE creation of an inclusive and accessible society should be the ideal of every democratic government. However, access to equal opportunities, quality education, health services, clean water, sustainable energy, housing, pedestrian-friendly roads and footpaths, safe public transport, and an eco-friendly environment are not easy to come by in developing countries. For most persons …

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A Fifth of Forced Marriage Cases Last Year Were in London, Official Figures Show

A Fifth of Forced Marriage Cases Last Year Were in London, Official Figures Show

Forced marriage: the majority of cases related to the Indian subcontinent Rex Forced marriage was made a criminal offence in 2014, and in 2015 the FMU gave advice or support relating to 1,220 possible forced marriage cases  - a three per cent fall on last year. The agency said that almost 80 per cent of referrals came from professionals or other third parties, such …

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Government to Undertake Disability Audit of Public Buildings in NCR

Government to Undertake Disability Audit of Public Buildings in NCR

Several public buildings in the National Capital Region (NCR) will soon be audited to know how accessible they are for the differently abled. The audit will be carried by non-governmental organisations under the Accessible India Campaign, which was launched by the Centre on World Disability Day on December 3 last year. The exercise will also be undertaken in 30 other …

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A Paper Cut Can Kill! That’s Why Hemophilia Needs Urgent Attention

A Paper Cut Can Kill! That’s Why Hemophilia Needs Urgent Attention

(April 17th is observed as World Hemophilia Day. India has the highest number of hemophilia patients in the world) Paper cuts. Experienced them? The perfect amalgamation of pure horror, agony and disbelief. A bl***y paper gives you a jagged wound, injuring the most sensitive nerve cells. But this incredible misery for you (pardon the exaggeration) can result in endless hours of oozing …

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Selection Begins for Physically-Challenged Team from May 3: BKSP

Selection Begins for Physically-Challenged Team from May 3: BKSP

Bangladesh Physically Challenged Cricket Team players pose with the series trophy after winning against India last year in their final match of the tri-nation series in India.Bangladesh beat India by seven wickets. A three-day talent hunt camp will begin at BKSP Cricket Training Ground, Savar on May 3 to select physically-challenged cricketers from the team from across the country. The …

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Ensure Policy Now to Accomplish SDG 

Ensure Policy Now to Accomplish SDG 

In order to eliminate child labour of all forms by 2025, a new policy was immediately formulated  in accordance with sustainable development goals (SDG) adopted by nations, said speakers at a national consultation yesterday. If the policy is not effectively implemented, it will fail like the National Plan of Action (NPA) which was scheduled to remove child labour from all …

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Violence Undermining Women's Successes

Violence Undermining Women's Successes

Bangladesh Mahila Parishad's 46th anniversary programme told; the rights body awards 24 women for their contributions Members of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad light floating candles at the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh in the capital yesterday, celebrating its 46th anniversary. Photo: Star Staff Correspondent Despite the progress of women in different fields, violence against them continues to undermine the success, speakers told …

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Sporting Achievements of Disabled People from the Region are Recognised

Sporting Achievements of Disabled People from the Region are Recognised

Patrick Beukenholdt, winner of the Young Male Achiever award, collects his award. MORE than 240 guests from the world of sport attended the 13th North East Disability Sports Awards this week. The event at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington, on Thursday celebrated the sporting achievements and acknowledged the work of participants, coaches and clubs in 2015. More than 100 individuals and …

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Nepali Representatives to Attend Short Course on Inclusive Education in Australia

Nepali Representatives to Attend Short Course on Inclusive Education in Australia

Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal Glenn White today bid farewell to 17 Nepalis representing government offices, disabled peoples’ organisations and parents’ networks, who are taking part in a short course on inclusive education, in Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia from April 8 to 29. The Australian government, through the Australia Awards Short Course Programme, is hosting the course with an …

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How Playing Video Games Can Change Your Retirement

How Playing Video Games Can Change Your Retirement

Bob De Schutter does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above. The Conversation is funded byCSIRO, Melbourne, Monash, RMIT, UTS, UWA, ACU, ANSTO, ANU, Canberra, CDU, CQU, Curtin, Deakin, ECU, Flinders, Griffith, the Harry Perkins …

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Palestinian Disabled Woman 'Yasmin al-Najjar' who Climbed Kilimanjaro

Palestinian Disabled Woman 'Yasmin al-Najjar' who Climbed Kilimanjaro

Yasmin al-Najjar is a Palestinian young lady who wanted to demonstrate her ability to overcome difficulties, despite her disability. Her ambition reached Kilimanjaro Mountain's summit, to be the first Palestinian woman to climb mountains. AhlulBayt News Agency - Yasmin al-Najjar is a Palestinian young lady who wanted to demonstrate her ability to overcome difficulties, despite her disability. Her ambition reached Kilimanjaro Mountain's …

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Reporters Urged to be Gender Sensitive at Fiji Rights Forum

Reporters Urged to be Gender Sensitive at Fiji Rights Forum

FWRM's Tara Chetty ... "gender aware journalism matters because it promotes freedom of speech." Image: David Robie/PMC By Felix Chaudhary in Nadi Women and girls’ news and issues make up only 24 percent of all reports in print, radio and television media. This was the statistics shared by Fiji Women’s Rights Movement executive director Tara Chetty during a human rights …

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Helminths, Parasites and Flukes, Oh My! A Review of Treatments for Common NTDs

Helminths, Parasites and Flukes, Oh My! A Review of Treatments for Common NTDs

Neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, are a group of chronic, debilitating, communicable diseases that predominantly affect those living in poverty in developing countries in Latin America, Africa and South Asia. They affect more than 1 billion people and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. These conditions are poverty-promoting, leaving those most prone to acquiring them trapped in …

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Acting on Disability Discrimination in Jamaica

Acting on Disability Discrimination in Jamaica

Kavian Moran answers phones at the YMCA in Kingston, Jamaica World Bank Around 200,000 Jamaicans live with a disability, however they are disproportionately affected by poverty and unemployment. Like so many of her peers, high-school student Shanise has plans for her future. Bright and focused, she talks proudly of her dreams of becoming a social worker once she leaves school. …

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SOUTHERN MONSTERS, AN UPCOMING GAME ABOUT LIVING WITH DISABILITY

SOUTHERN MONSTERS, AN UPCOMING GAME ABOUT LIVING WITH DISABILITY

The southern forests of the United States are filled with stories of strange creatures. Tales of monsters. Things that look like a man, but too big and covered in too much hair to be a man. For some, the idea of these creatures draws them to search for these monsters. They explore the thick woods, looking for anything that will …

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Americans Live Longer but Disabilities Increase

Americans Live Longer but Disabilities Increase

Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds. Between 1970 and 2010, the average life span for men increased 9.2 years to 76.2 years of age, and for women it increased 6.4 years to 81 years of age, according to the report. However, the number of years lived with …

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People with a Disability More Likely to be Victims of Violence Despite Overall Drop in Violent Crime

People with a Disability More Likely to be Victims of Violence Despite Overall Drop in Violent Crime

People with a disability more likely to be victims of violence despite overall drop in violent crime PEOPLE with a limiting disability or illness are almost three and a half times more likely to suffer serious violence, analysis from the independent charity Victim Support reveals. The charity's contract manager for Avon and Somerset has called for urgent action following the …

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