Estanara Magazine

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Editorial

Editorial

Persons with disability encounter many obstacles. This is especially evident in natural disasters and armed conflicts. A deaf child has no chance of escaping a tsunami if there are only sirens to warn of its approach. A blind woman cannot find the food aid station or the emergency shelter if only signs point the way. Someone in a wheelchair will …

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Iftar Party Grand Dinner, Wheelchair And New Dress Distribution Ceremony For People With Disabilities (Pwds)

Iftar Party Grand Dinner, Wheelchair And New Dress Distribution Ceremony For People With Disabilities (Pwds)

REPORT: IFTAR PARTY GRAND DINNER, WHEELCHAIR AND NEW DRESS DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (PWDS) IN SWIMMING POOL LAWN, KMC SPORTS COMPLEX, KASHMIR ROAD, KARACHI ON 26TH JUNE, 2016. On Sunday 27th June 2016, A.R.C.P & Estanara Group organized an Iftar and Dinner for persons with disabilities. The venue was KMC Sports Complex near swimming pool lawn and the arrangement …

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Women Representation in World Disability Forums Shrinking

Women Representation in World Disability Forums Shrinking

Disability rights activist Abia Akram talks to ‘The News’ Islamabad Pakistan’s voice of women with disability and known disability rights activist Abia Akram on Sunday expressed concern over the fact that the representation of women in international disability forums is shrinking. She was referring to the recent elections of the Committee of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons …

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Rs719m Distributed Among Families of OPs

Rs719m Distributed Among Families of OPs

Islamabad—Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) has distributed Rs. 719 million among 7,631 families of deceased and disabled Overseas Pakistanis (OPs) since inception of its financial aid scheme in 1981. While an amount of Rs 330 million was distributed among 1110 families of overseas Pakistanis during financial year 2015-16. This was conveyed by Managing Director OPF, Habib Ur Rahman Khan during the …

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Depression Soon to Become Leading Cause of Disability: Experts

Depression Soon to Become Leading Cause of Disability: Experts

PESHAWAR: The health experts on Thursday said depression would soon become a leading cause of disability in developing countries due to poor treatment of the disease. Speaking at a one day seminar at the 3rd health policy forum organised by Prime Institute of Public Health (PIPH)? at the Peshawar Medical College ( PMC), the experts ?stressed the need for a …

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Intensive Care in Hospital Practice 

Intensive Care in Hospital Practice 

Not only is care in ICU expensive but it also brings on huge financial burden for families An Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a specially staffed and equipped, separate and self-contained area of a hospital dedicated to the management and monitoring of patients with life threatening conditions. It provides special expertise and the facilities for the support of vital functions …

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Inequality is a Hidden Killer of Children: UNICEF

Inequality is a Hidden Killer of Children: UNICEF

World must address disparities today to keep 69 million children from dying from mostly preventable causes by 2030, new report says. Homeless children live in grinding poverty in Gauhati, India. A new UNICEF report says that unless the world begins to address economic disparities today, 69 million children will die from mostly preventable causes by 2030.  (ANUPAM NATH / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) That’s …

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10 Activists Changing Lives for Disabled People Around the World

10 Activists Changing Lives for Disabled People Around the World

Despite facing social stigma, economic exclusion and everyday physical challenges, these activists are fighting to make the world listen to the rights of disabled people These activists are fighting for the rights of people with disabilities. Campaigning for human rights at the UN Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame, Sightsavers, Ghana  Photograph: Sightsavers When I saw I was nominated to be elected on to the …

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Water, Sanitation for Challenged People Sought

Water, Sanitation for Challenged People Sought

Setting up accessible toilets designed to accommodate people with physical disabilities is a must, since it not only provides them the facility, but also ensures their rights, participants said at a roundtable discussion yesterday. Action on Disability and Development International (ADD) arranged the discussion “Sustainable Water and Sanitation for the Women & Men with Disabilities” at a conference room of …

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Let Everyone Benefit

Let Everyone Benefit

This water pump in Bangladesh is wheelchair-accessible. Inclusion is not a niche issue. Around the world, there are more than a billion people living with disabilities. Approximately one out of every seven people is personally affected. Conditions for making inclusion happen in development cooperation have improved over the past few years. It has also become obvious that projects that promote …

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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Sri Lanka

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Sri Lanka

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is described as a neurodevelopmental condition that is characterized by impairments in social-communication and the manifestation of repetitive and/or unusual behaviors. Recently, there has been a sharp increase in the prevalence of ASD. For example, data from the Center for the Disease Control (CDC) in the United States suggests 1 in 68 children are identified as …

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‘Disability Significant in 10-14 Age Group’`

‘Disability Significant in 10-14 Age Group’`

Jun 19, 2016- An analysis of the 2011 census released on Friday has revealed that children aged 10-14 are most vulnerable to disability. The Disability Atlas Nepal prepared by Disability Research Centre (DRC) under the Kathmandu University School of Arts, which visualises the data of the National Population and Housing Census, shows that physical disability, blindness and low vision, deafness and hard …

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Engendering Relief

Engendering Relief

After the earthquake we need to rebuild better, not just houses but also lives  Following the major earthquakes in 2015, Nepal’s National Planning Commission (NPC) issued a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment report that strongly emphasised ‘building back better’ as the guiding principle for recovery and reconstruction. But what does this catchphrase really mean? Most recommendations in the report focus primarily on technical interventions such …

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Chinese Man with Walking Disability Moves Across Cities on Hands and Feet Searching for His Missing Son

Chinese Man with Walking Disability Moves Across Cities on Hands and Feet Searching for His Missing Son

A father's relentless search for his son. In what can only be described as truly heartbreaking, Chen Shengkuan, a Chinese man with a mobility-related disability, has been moving from city to city on his hands and feet in search of his missing son, local news reports. Chen's two-year-old son, Chen Zhaoyuan, went missing around 15 months ago from the family home …

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UT Completes First Disability Sport Exchange Program for State Department

UT Completes First Disability Sport Exchange Program for State Department

UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society recently wrapped up a five-week exchange program to empower international leaders in the field of disability sport. The program was implemented as part of the center’s cooperative agreement with the US Department of State. Based in UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, the center has collaborated with the State Department to run the …

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Women and Girls with Disabilities Must not be Left Behind

Women and Girls with Disabilities Must not be Left Behind

UN Women Tuesday 14th June, 2016 The ninth session of the Conference of the States parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) taking place in New York from June 2016, will focus on "Implementing the 2030 development agenda for all persons with disabilities: Leaving no one behind." UN Women is calling for strengthened partnerships with …

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Pushing Limits: Disability as an Unexpected Gift

Pushing Limits: Disability as an Unexpected Gift

Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity This year, a San Francisco Bay Area radio station, KPFA, will offer a scholarly book as a gift in its July 2016 pledge drive. Sure, these pleas for listener contributions often give away books, along with the iconic tote bags and baseball caps. But this particular book is not the usual token …

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Disability Activist Challenges Media Misconceptions with 'Visibility Project'

Disability Activist Challenges Media Misconceptions with 'Visibility Project'

Disability activist Alice Wong, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy, talks about the misconceptions about disabilities in the mainstream media, and the need to change the narrative in how people with disabilities are portrayed. Look for new "Life Stories" videos published on Thursdays beginning in May and through September. Episodes can be watched onNBCAsianAmerica.com, NBC Asian America's Facebook page, NBC News' …

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NDIS: Luke David's Biggest Fear About Living with a Disability

NDIS: Luke David's Biggest Fear About Living with a Disability

Luke David has a fear unimaginable to any able-bodied person. Restricted to a wheelchair, Mr David is unable to breathe for more than just a few minutes without a ventilator. The 24-year-old currently relies on the care of his mother. Luke David fears who he will have to trust to ensure he keeps breathing at night. Photo: Jason South Should something suddenly happen …

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School Websites to be More Accessible for Those with Disabilities

School Websites to be More Accessible for Those with Disabilities

Haidee V Eugenio, Pacific Daily News Guam, along with seven states’ education organizations, reached settlements with the U.S. Department of Education to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities. The federal agency announced the settlements Thursday morning, Guam time. The Guam Department of Education is among the 11 education agencies from seven states and one territory that reached settlements with USDOE’s Office …

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A Beacon for Equality - The Case to Remain in Europe for Disabled People

A Beacon for Equality - The Case to Remain in Europe for Disabled People

There is widespread acceptance that the complexities and inflexibilities of EU officialdom need reform. That’s why a light remains flickering through the foundations of EU bureaucracy, laying a path for nations and their people to more effectively and democratically shape a fairer future. Taking that beacon of equality through the debris caused by the current EU storm will ultimately strengthen …

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