Fiji National Employment Policy 2018

Acknowledgement The National Employment Policy (NEP) 2018 has been put together through a consultative approach. It is a reflection of the stakeholders’ commitment and persistence to […]

Blue Pacific Approach in Disability-Inclusive Development Shared at Global Summit

August 03, 2018 – The Pacific region is home to approximately 1.7 million persons with disabilities, almost 15 per cent of the total population of our […]

Disaster Management And Humanitarian Coordination CSO Review: July 31 – August 1 2018 Moana Anglican Services and Teaching Centre (MAST), DesVouex Rd, Suva, Fiji

OUTCOME STATEMENT: 6th August 2018 Local Communities and Integration: Connections for Effective National DRR and Humanitarian Response At the conclusion of the Disaster Management and Humanitarian […]

ACT 4 Rights of Person with Disability

1. Short title and commencement
2. Interpretation
PART 2—NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
3. Establishment of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities
4. Objectives of the Council
5. Functions of the Council
6. Powers of the Council
7. Composition of the Council
8. Term of office
9. Invited members
10. Vacation of office
11. Resignation
12. Advisory committees
13. District committees
14. Executive Director of the Council

FDPF Edited Workplan 2018

KEY RESULT AREAS 1:ADVOCACY and AWARENESS STRATEGY ACTIVITIES OBJECTIVES TIMELINE BUDGET OUTCOME OUTPUT (KPI) RESPONSIBLE PROGRESS/STATUS COMMENTS Media and Publicity Improving Social Media/Print/Audio/Visual for FDPF Visibility, […]

DRF Coalition Edited Timeline 2018 for FDPF work Plan

KEY RESULT AREAS 4:INCREASED GOVERNMENT RECOGNITION STRATEGY ACTIVITIES OBJECTIVES TIMELINE BUDGET OUTCOME OUTPUT (KPI) RESPONSIBLE PROGRESS/STATUS COMMENTS Budget Allocation Identify types of disability that are priority […]

Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation – Report

Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation – Report Timeline – (Difference agency different quarter) NBO MEETING QUARTER 1  Organizational Capacity Governance Capacity Building (Training Workshop, Meeting & Advocacy) […]

AHP DisASTER READY

AHP DisASTER READY Â Fiji country plan December 2017   ACRONYMS. 4 SUMMARY. 6 STRATEGIC CONTEXT AND LESSONS. 7 Natural Hazard and Climate Risks. 7 International […]

FNU FDPF MOU V02

Concept note outlining the proposed areas  The Fiji National University (FNU) And The Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation  (FDPF), Will work together on Preamble Memorandum Of Understanding […]

FDPF 30th Jan 2018 Meeting Action sheet

FIJI DISABLED PEOPLES FEDERATION 30TH JANUARY 2018 – BOARD MEETING ACTION SHEET   ACTION PERSONS RESPONSIBLE DUE DATE PROGRESS request FWCC and FWRM to come and […]

CALENDAR OF BOARD MEETINGS 2018

FIJI DISABLED PEOPLES FEDERATION CALENDAR OF BOARD MEETINGS 2018 DATE TIME VENUE 22/03/2018 5:30 PM TBA 28/06/2018 5:30 PM TBA 27/09/2018 5:30 PM 20/12/2018 5:30 PM […]

Fiji Ratifies CRPD

  Fiji Ratifies CRPD on 07 June 2017, (total: 174) 8 June 2017 Fiji ratified the Convention on 07 June 2017, bringing the total number of States Parties […]

FIJI DEPOSITS RATIFICATION DOCUMENTS FOR UN CONVENTION ON RIGHTS OF THE DISABLED

FIJI DEPOSITS RATIFICATION DOCUMENTS FOR UN CONVENTION ON RIGHTS OF THE DISABLED 6/9/2017 Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has deposited the instrument of ratification for the United […]

Fiji Disable Peoples Federation Strategic Plan Draft 2017-2021

FIJI DISABLED PEOPLES FEDERATION     STRATEGIC PLAN 2017 – 2021                               […]

FDPF grateful with agreement

FDPF grateful with agreement The Fiji Disabled People’s Federation after their submissions to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence last year. Picture: FT […]

1869 Amputations Recorded by Ministry

1869 amputations recorded by ministry Minister for Health and Hospital Services Rosy Akbar and Josefa Dulakiverata during the break at Parliament. Picture: JONA KONATACI THE Ministry […]

Special education school celebrates

Special education school celebrates   LACK of parental support, specialised skills for teachers and limited resources are among the biggest challenges facing the Lautoka School for […]

TC Winston One Year On: Fijian community organisations leading response

TC Winston One Year On: Fijian community organisations leading response When disaster strikes, lives are thrown into chaos, and existing inequalities are often exacerbated. In this […]

Women with disabilities in the world of work

Women with disabilities in the world of work This International Women’s Day, we celebrate women in the world of work. Lanieta Tuimabu and Mary Rodan are […]

Reporting: Fiji Disable Peoples  Federation

Reporting: Fiji Disable Peoples  Federation General Progress Report (Include key achievements, partners and challenges)   Reporting:   Key Achievements – Highlights key activities implemented and the […]

Mere nominated for Top Award

Mere nominated for Top Award PARALYMPICS table tennis rep Mere Roden was lost for words when she was asked about how she felt on being a […]

Assistant minister recalls ‘gold medal’ feat

A FIJIAN athlete, Member of the Parliament of Fiji, and Cabinet Minister, Iliesa Delana was the first Fijian athlete to win a gold medal in high […]

FDPF Youth – Access Audit Report

FDPF Youth – Access Audit Report Reproductive Health and Family Planning Association Fiji (Clinic) Ratu Sukuna Road. 24/8/16   The FDPF Youth would like to thank […]

Mr Iliesa Delana officiates in Rio

Talebula Kate Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Assistant Minister for Sports Iliesa Delana, far right, officiates during a medal presentation at the Paralympic Games in Rio. Picture: […]

DRF –Government Workshop Consultation on UN CRPD & Disability Bill

The Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation together with its affiliates  conducting a consultation mainly focuses on advocating within the government stakeholders and emphasizing the importance of mainstreaming […]

Parents Plead For Services For Disabled Kids

Parents Plead For Services For Disabled Kids July 15 10:302016  Shratika Naidu, LABASA  0 Comments Children with disabilities in the North need the right […]

Disabled Humiliated By Bus, Taxi Drivers: Official

Monisha Rao of Vunivau, Labasa informing the Standing Committee on Social Affairs during a public hearing on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill in Labasa […]

Disabled Applicants Get Waiver For Medical Report: Bhatnagar

Disabled Applicants Get Waiver For Medical Report: Bhatnagar July 15 10:422016 by Shratika Naidu, LABASA  0 Comments People living with disability do not need to […]

Disability inclusive

Disability inclusive Aqela Susu Saturday, July 09, 2016 Sign language interpreter Gael Seru during the Pacific Disability Forum at the Holiday Inn in Suva yesterday. Picture: […]

Spinal Injury Group Back Budget

      Spinal Injury Group Back Budget July 05 08:192016 Print This ArticleShare it With Friends by Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation  […]

Disabled to have access to training

Disabled to have access to training Nasik Swami Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Iliesa Delana outside Parliament yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI […]

2016-2017 Budget: $1.6m for NGOs for disabled persons

2016-2017 Budget: $1.6m for NGOs for disabled persons SHAYAL DEVI Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Update: 11:22PM NON-GOVERNMENT organisations like the Spinal Injury Association and Fiji Disabled […]

Meeting special needs

Meeting special needs Talebula Kate Saturday, June 25, 2016 Sainimili Naivalu gets into a public bus at Rewa St in Suva. Picture: JONA KONATACI THE Rights […]

Hoping for the best

Hoping for the best Aqela Susu Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Jese Mamanavesi and Sainimili Naivalu (on wheelchair) wait for the bus at Rewa St in Suva […]

The Fiji Disabled People Federation has called for the ratification

by Arieta Vakasukawaqa, SUVA  0 Comments The Fiji Disabled People Federation has called for the ratification of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of […]

Committee recommends to ratify convention

Committee recommends to ratify convention Nasik Swami Thursday, June 02, 2016 THE Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence has recommended that Fiji ratify the […]

Valedictorian Says: We Shall Conquer

Epeli Vunibau Vualili graduated with Diploma in Information Technology(Level 5) with his mom Mere Ligani yesterday. Photo : VILIMONI VAGANALAU – March 24   We Shall […]

Inclusion matters

Australian High Commissioner to Fiji Margaret Twomey, centre, with guests during the disabilities panel discussion at USP in Suva.  LOCAL advocates for people living with disabilities […]

Fiji celebrates day of people with disabilities

FIJI marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities today. Celebrations have been organised around the country, including a panel discussion at the University of the South […]

Former Teacher, Disabilities Advocate receives Medal

+ Enlarge this image Litia Naitanui receives her Order of Fiji medal from the outgoing President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau at the Government House in Suva yesterday.  […]

Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities Underprioritised’

+ Enlarge this image Disabled participants Sainimili Naivalu and Tetei Tabeibeti of Kiribati after the opening of the second Pacific CBR forum in Nadi. PACIFIC governments […]

Manicure and Pedicure Training

Debra Sandranu Organises Manicure Training For Women With Disabilities The women with disability who underwent Manicure training funded by Debra Sandranu. Photo: South Pacific Academy of […]

People with disabilities ‘want their voices heard’

Through the assistance of sign language teacher Patricia Miller (pictured), Youth Parliament representative Eve Naqio, who is mute, was able to relay his message to the […]

Persevering Tuimabu

The term “disabled” is often associated with people who normally rely on others to get through with the most basic activities like crossing a busy city […]

Focusing on our ability

IT is ability and not disability that matters and those living with a disability can be as productive as able-bodied persons. This much was clear when […]

Disaster Report Korotasere

The DRR methodology and drill preparation was conducted at Korotasere Village. It is a three days training program and the facilitator within this three days are […]

Association Pushes For Change In Attitudes

Changing the mindset. June 21 A team from the Psychiatric Survivors Association led by projects officer Jese Mamanavesi and two volunteers conducted activities at various communities […]

Thousands Benefit From Bus Fare Help

President of Rewa Disabled People’s Association, Ms Litia Naitanui (right) with the members of Rewa Disabled Women’s Group while receiving the sewing machines.Photo: Ministry for Women, […]

Disability Not A Limitation

Fifty-year-old Rakesh Chand is an employee of the Westpac Call Centre in Suva.

Mr Chand is disabled, but his disability did not stop him from achieving more in life.

He is married and has a 21-year-old son, Alvis Chand, studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP). He enjoys playing different musical instrument, travelling and keeping fit.

Disability fails to deter graduate

HAVING hearing disabilities has not discouraged 26-year-old Etika Naqio from achieving higher education studies, something he dreamt of while growing up.

Yesterday, Mr Naqio, commonly known as Eve, proved everyone wrong when he graduated with a Certificate IV in youth works from the Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Suva.

Honorable Minister Rosy Sofia Akbar

It is my privilege to be here with you this morning to open your Train the Trainers Training of the Convention on the Rights of Persons […]

Mere Rodan Joins Race For Rio

April 12 Mere Rodan Fijian para table tennis player Mere Rodan is one step closer to qualifying for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. This was after she […]

Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation launched a special website

Today the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation also launched a special website for persons living with disabilities in Fiji. The initiative allows disabled persons to tap into the area of information technology. Prayush Chetty described the project as very close to ..

Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation’s annual general meeting

The Fiji Dis baled Peoples Federation’s annual general meeting got underway in Suva this morning In opening the three day meeting, President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau reassured […]

Success in sports outreach programs for the disabled

The Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation hosted a thanksgiving dinner for the Australian Sports Commission yesterday. The Federation has been grateful for the support that the Australian […]

Fiji Red Cross partners with Fiji Disabled Federation

The Fiji Red Cross Society today forged a partnership with the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation. Under this agreement, Red Cross Fiji will assist persons living with […]

Equal opportunities given to inclusive sports

The Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons hosted a National Inclusive Sport Symposium in Suva today. The symposium provided the opportunity for key stakeholders to share […]

Toolkit to help women with disability identify abuse

The Pacific Disability Forum in partnership with the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation is conducting a workshop to test its Ending Violence Against Women Disability Inclusive Toolkit. […]

Creating a fair, ‘barrier-free’ future for disabled people

“WE are together with you in this fight and we aim to remove all the barriers and give you equal access to participate in society, health […]

Call To Ratify Disability Convention

Members of the Fiji Disabled People’s Federation with the Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Iliesa Delana during the closing of their annual general meeting at […]

Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Iliesa Delana Vouches For Disabled People

March 29 Iliesa Delana being garlanded during the closing of the Fiji Disabled People’s Federation annual general meeting at the Salvation Army hall yesterday.   People with disabilities […]

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar Reassures Disabled

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar (garlanded), while officiating at the Fiji Disabled People Federation’s training for trainers programme in Suva. March 28 […]

A Stepping Stone Booklet – UBP Stories

“A Stepping Stone” contains 29 stories of UBP members, including six UBP Board Members. These members come from both the Western and Central Divisions of Fiji. […]

Sainimili Naivalu

My name is Sainimili Naivalu. I’m a woman with disability. As a wheelchair user it’s not easy, growing up in a family being the only child […]

SIGN LANGUAGE FOR PARLIAMENT FOR 2015

Mrs Luveni said she was impressed with the communication skills and conduct of the youth MPs during the sitting. She said it was evident that they […]

USP Disability Resource Center

Our 3 deaf students who successfully completed their Pacific TAFE Certificate program and graduated at the National Gymnasium. Congratulations again to Ratu Jone Raravisa, Alipate Qio […]

Disability ‘No Obstacle’

Ratu Jone Raravisa has proven that disability should not stop people from achieving their goals. Coming from a farming background he believes people with disabilities should […]

Three Deaf Fijians graduated this year

Three Deaf Fijians graduated this year on the 5th of February 2015 from the University of the South Pacific’s College of Foundation Studies and Pacific Technical […]

Pushing on

Sumasafu Vilisoni If you want to succeed in life, you have to believe in yourself says Sumasafu Vilisoni who has been an amputee for the past […]

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