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Workshop on Rights Sensitization and Disability Equality

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This workshop want to participants understand for disability issue is not As a result of limitations or ability of the body. But disability is from social oppression discrimination exclusion and limitations of participates in society. Social model will be change attitudes from “disability is problem” to “society has barrier”. Social model it great to impact on the disabilities issue in society to knowledge about disability from social model to promote on the rights and disabilities equality


1.The participants change new attitudes to be able to analyze the problem disability issue on social model

2.To development of action plan of barrier free to participate of person with disability suck as work education or dally life.

3.To understand social model for affect the disabilities development and affect the independent living of person with disabilities to influence the attitudes believe language cultural To cause negative to person with disabilities

Report on the situation of violence, The women with disabilities the North and Northeast.

Office of Women's Affairs and Family Development with Association to Empowerment the Potential of Women with Disabilities (AEPWWDs) organization capacity building workshops to be prepare. Report on Violence against Women with Disabilities in Northern Natural Resort. Phitsanulok Province on June 30 - July 2, 2014 and the Northeast at City Park in Nakhon Ratchasima between 13 - August 15, 2014 to see the situation of violence against women with disabilities. This will bring to the development of guide to prevention and solution violence against women with disabilities, including the development of appropriate services for women with disabilities. Moreover, to create and develop a network to work together on issues of violence against women with disabilities.

The participants consisted of
.1. Women with disabilities(vision. Hearing The movement). Which will discuss the issue of violence that occurred. That might tell from experience. Or the experiences of others who are experiencing problems.
.2. Parents and caregivers of women with disabilities.. This will help to reflecting the views of the violence that happens to girls with disabilities.
.3. The staff and volunteers involved in areas. such as staff from the Social Development and Human Security in, provincial and local governments. President of the Center for Family Development And volunteers Which will reflect the situation of violence against women with disabilities overall occurred both in the province and the community.

The results indicated that the women with disabilities confronted violence at both the individual and the violence that occurs in the structure. Violence against women with disabilities encounter There are many variations of .
1.Physical violence. This is the violence committed by causing a physical injury such as beatings from her husband, beatings from family, etc
2.Sexual violence. An act of violence that affect the brutalized damage or loss related to sexuality such as forced sexual intercourse, rape,
3.Mental acuity. An act of violence that results in the victim received. Psychological trauma, such as a parody of their rights, disability, homeless and Marriage
4.Economic violence. An act of violence, deprivation of the rights of the victim in the control of economic resources, such as not entitled to inheritance, and
5.Structural violence. This violence is caused by unfavorable policies, regulations and facilities for the disabled. Including action in practice the result. Disabled have not been fully developed, such as schools reject children with intellectual disabilities to receive. Training and development of students enrolled. Because a special education teachers for the school. The disabled rejected Work due to no potential.

Violence against women occurs despite disability find a pattern similar to women without disabilities. However, when considered in detail, we found that women with disabilities are more vulnerable than women in general due to a disability, that the disabled can not protect themselves from the acts of violence. The actions and attitudes that view women as sex objects also handicapped accessibility has been limited and abuses. Due to the excessive protection of the family. And the shame of the family, it is the belief that the violence would not be prosecuted. Criminalize the act Because of a disability, such as women with a hearing disability. Could not ask for help In addition, the lack of opportunity to access the services of the state to provide assistance and due process. Accessibility is another factor that makes it more vulnerable to violence.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2014

Theme - Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology

This year the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will focus on the role of technology in:

- Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Responses

- Creating Enabling Working Environments

- Disability-Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Since 2009, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs organizes a film festival as a part of the events at UN Headquarters to commemorate the Day. The United Nations Enable Film Festival (UNEFF) includes short disabilty-related films selected on the basis of their content and message that can help raise awareness of disability issues and further promote the full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society.

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Regional Conference among 3 Major Networks of ILC

Mr Frederick Miller

Regional Conference among 3 Major Networks of Independent Living Centers in Asia-Pacific: Thailand, Korea, and Japan

on 1– 7 September 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

To promote an implementation of Incheon Strategy “Make the Right Real” for person with disability in Asia and Pacific has main aims to share good examples of practices and discuss to seek a solution in which independent Living center can work side by side with the government agency to include IL in National policy. The output are 1) press, 2) country report on progress of IL and its policy, 3) and exchange of good examples of practice, in services, programs, advocacy and policy formulation. The forum method is action learning and participatory approach.


Strengthen the implementation of Incheon Strategy Goal 4; enhancing services and programs that support persons with multiple and severe disability in living independently in the community in national policy.

Deep Condelences to Mr Frederick Miller

Mr Frederick Miller

We are saddened to report the death of Mr Frederick Miller passed in his sleep in evening, on Thursday, 7 August 2014 at the Suva Private Hospital. He is the Regional Disability Inclusive Development Specialist (Pacific) at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australian High Commission in Suva, Fiji. Prior to this, he spearheaded the disability inclusion work at the University of the South Pacific (USP) for 6 months between January and June 2013 setting a solid platform for the USP Disability Resource Centre to continue this momentum at this regional academic institution. From 2006 to December 2012, he served as the first Disability Coordination Officer at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) playing a very key role in the development and implementation of the Pacific Regional Strategy on Disability (PRSD). Fred was also the first male Co-Chairperson for the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF). He was a high school teacher by training teaching at Cathedral Secondary School in Suva for many years. He was also the former President of Fiji Disabled Peoples Association and member of the DPI Regional and World Council. He was one of the outstanding pioneers and architecture of the disability movement in the Pacific contributing in a great way to where PDF the Forum Secretariat’s Disability Coordination Officer

Many of you have met him at some events in the last several years and some of you might know how close disability movement in Fiji

On behalf of Disabled Peoples' International Asia-Pacific Region. We thank God and Frederick’s family for such a wonderful gift to the disability rights in Pacific and beyond.

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