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					    Nothing about us without us!
    DPI/AP NEWSLETTER                                       August 9, 2012


        Disabled Peoples' International Asia-Pacific (DPI/AP)
       Regional Office | Information support | Newsletter | March 2012
                  Tel.: (662) 271-2123, Fax: (662) 271-2124
                       website: http://www.dpiap.org,
                         email: infosupport@dpiap.org

Content for August 2012
   1. Message from the Editor
   2. Developments in the field of disability
       Music Rehabilitation
       Mainstreaming Disability in Disaster Management
       Camp for Youth with disability in Thailand
       Public sector fails to meet job targets for disabled
       Fiji Registration for the election 2014
       Minimum wage policy in Malaysia
       Stop Discrimination against Disabled
       Job announcements
   3. Developments relating to social justice
       Solomon Islands cabinet refuses to approve UN report on women
         before CEDAW meeting
       Mainstreaming gender equality: concepts and instruments
       Women’s Caucus and other CSOs regroup for ACWC-CSO dialogue
       Youth LEAD Press Release on AIDS 2012
       Indonesian child labour video and website launched
       Asean at 45, reform or become irrelevant
   4. News from around the world

Dear supporters and readers,
Greetings from Disabled Peoples’ International Asia Pacific (DPI/AP). This is
an email update featuring developments in the field of disability,
developments relating to social justice and news from around the world.

Message from the Editor,
I’d like to inform you that I am finishing my term at DPI/AP and this would be
my last Newsletter. It was a pleasure to work here for one year and to get the
possibility to learn about disability and human rights in Asia. I could collect a
lot of experiences and it was nice to work with you. Thanks to everybody for
your support and kind cooperation. Also that you keep on sending information
which I could use for the News. My colleague Ms. Kanokporn Nakchatree will
take over the information support. She will be your new contact person and
you can contact her at Infosupport@dpiap.org.
I’d like to draw your attention that the Women's UN Report Program &
Network (WUNRN) calls for Information on Women's Access to Justice. It is a
non-governmental organization to implement the conclusions and
recommendations of a United Nations Study on Freedom of Religion of Belief

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and the Status of Women From the Viewpoint of Religion and Traditions
(E/CN.4/2002/73/Add.2). This study is a major, universal, comprehensive
U.N. approach to intolerance and discrimination against women based on
religion and traditions please go to http://www.wunrn.com/.
Another important strategic media campaign is going on which is called
Women and Girls Lead is to support and sustain a growing movement to
empower them, their communities, and future generations, please have a
look at http://womenandgirlslead.org/ and watch the video.
I attached an interesting report about examples inclusive education n
Bangladesh form the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

           A) Developments in the field of disability
    1. Music Rehabilitation
Music Rehabilitation Center for the visually handicapped provides homepage
in Korean, English and Japanese, so users in all over the world could request
the production of music Braille score and after that, download it for free or
order it, please go to their website.

    2. Mainstreaming Disability in Disaster Management
I got a document from Disability Information Dissemination Network,
Bangladesh which could be useful for some of you. Please see the attached
document on “The Mainstreaming Disability in Disaster Management”.

   3. Camp for Youth with disability in Thailand
Last week there was a camp for Youth with disabilities named “Art for All”.
You can read the article, please follow link.

   4. Public sector fails to meet job targets for disabled
This article is about that the Government agencies have been urged to recruit
more people with disabilities as there are only 500 disabled employees in the
public sector, please follow link.

   5. Fiji Registration for the election 2014
This is an opportunity for persons with disabilities within the voting age to
come forward and register for the elections, please read article.

   6. Minimum wage policy in Malaysia
This policy is expected to be implemented next year. It could be detrimental
to people with disabilities and retirees, please follow link.

   7. Stop Discrimination against Disabled
On 27th July 2012 at Catharena Hotel, Phuket City, Mr.Sawai Promjinda
President of the Association of Disabled People of Phuket, presided over the
opening workshop of “Stop Discrimination against Disabled.” Please read
more.

   8. Job announcements

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The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Laos is looking for a Disability
Advisor.The applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae
including references to the following email address: crs.laopdr@gmail.com by
August 10th, 2012. Please see Terms of Reference attached.
There are also a lot of other Job opportunities which you can find at AWID
(Association for Womens Rigth’s In Development) website, please follow link.
Asia Against Child Trafficking (Asia ACTs) is looking for a Regional Coordinator.
Interested applicants must send a Curriculum Vitae together with an
Application Letter and Three (3) References to asiaacts@pldtdsl.net and
hazelyn.bitana@gmail.com. Please find Job Vacancy attached. The closing
date for application is on August 15, 2012.


            A) Developments relating to social justice
   1. Solomon Islands cabinet refuses to approve UN report on women
       before CEDAW meeting
This article mentioned that the Solomon Islands cabinet has refused to
approve a report on women in time for its submission to a meeting of a United
Nations gender discrimination committee. Solomon Island is one of the few
states party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination Against Women that has never submitted a country report,
please follow link.

    2. Mainstreaming gender equality: concepts and instruments
The ITC-ILO is launching the 8th edition of the workshop "Mainstreaming
gender equality: concepts and instruments", 5-16 November 2012 in Turin,
Italy. Deadline to apply is 21 September, 2012. Application form is
available here and read carefully the enrolment procedures click here. Please
contact directly for more information Johanne Lortie at gcu@itcilo.org.

    3. Women’s Caucus and other CSOs regroup for ACWC-CSO dialogue
“In time for the 5th Meeting of the ASEAN Commission for the Promotion and
Protection of the Rights of Women and Children, national and regional civil
society organizations especially those working on women and children
collectively surfaced their common issues and strategies.”, please read
article.

    4. Youth LEAD Press Release on AIDS 2012
Youth LEAD led the way in ensuring young key affected populations' (YKAP)
voices in Asia Pacific count during the XIX International AIDS Conference held
in Washington, D.C., United States of America from July 22-27, 2012. Carrying
the theme, "Leading the Way in Asia", the nine-member delegation from
Youth LEAD held series of sessions, workshops, booth activities and poster
presentations both at the main conference, and the Global Village. Please
visit Youth LEAD website at http://youth-lead.org/ for more information.

   5. Indonesian child labour video and website launched
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Please go to http://www.childlabourvoice.org/ and watch the video diary for
Indonesia, I am Your Future!”. The interactive website on child labour and
education was launched on 5 July in Makassar.

   6. Asean at 45, reform or become irrelevant
Yesterday Asean has turned 45 years old. Please follow link.



                      News from around the world
      Ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
       The Hill’s Congress Blog, 18 July 2012, please follow link.
      NPC launches website for rehabilitation of handicapped youth,
       Business Recorder, 21 July 2012, please follow link.
      President directs to facilitate pensioners specifically disabled, Online
       International News Network, 29 July 2012, please follow link.
      Odisha Film Makers Got national awards for Films on Disability,
       Orissa Entertainment News, 31 July 2012, please follow link.
      Hope for the deaf as new technology reaches Kenya, the STAR, 30
       July 2012, please follow link.
      Odisha reserves 3% seats for disabled in contractual jobs, IBN Live, 1
       August 2012, please follow link.
      Colours to the visually impaired, The Himalayan Times, 1 August 2012,
       please follow link.
       “I Will Promote the Interest of Persons with Disability”…, Sierra
       Express Media, 2 August 2012, please follow link.

Ms. Tina Schaarschmidt
Information Support

We hope you have found this information useful.
Please reply via email if you have any comments or feedback. If you have any
suggestions regarding the newsletter, please don’t hesitate to contact me on
infosupport@dpiap.org.
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duplicate entry of your email address from our database.
All the best with your efforts to create meaningful and ameliorate change to
the lives of persons with disability.
Thank you for reading and until next time.
Best regards, Tina Schaarschmidt and the DPI-AP team.
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