DPI E-Update - 15 November 2011

November 16, 2011


E-news for Week ending 18 November 2011

Welcome to Disabled Peoples International's (DPI's) E-news. Please continue to send your activities, conference information, and publications news to Dr. Cassandra Phillips at info@dpi.org .

Update Bangkok

Thailand is currently experiencing the worst flooding in decades. Floodwaters have reached Bangkok. The flooding, caused by monsoon rains, has displaced millions of people and hundreds of lives have been lost. Our DPI AP (Disabled Peoples International Asia Pacific) office is also affected by the floods. To date, staff is safe and remains in our thoughts

 Update Pakistan

  Already hit by spectacular flooding in 2010 which affected 20 million people, Pakistan once again finds itself at the mercy of a monsoon which has reached an astonishing intensity in the last few weeks. This has had disastrous consequences in the south of the country: around 5.4 million people1 have been affected by the rising waters and over 665,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed. Handicap International is continuing its work helping persons with disabilities across the region. More information at http://www.handicapinternational.be/en/news/flooding-once-again-affects-millions-in-pakistan-our-teams-are-on-the-ground


HIV Symposium

The 1st International and 4th National Science Symposium on HIV and Infectious Diseases (Co-sponsored by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi and Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi) will be held 20-22 January 2012 in Taramani, Chennai, India. The deadline for the early registration is 15 November 2011. More information at http://hivscience.yrgcare.org/


Human Trafficking Congress

The World Congress on Human Trafficking and Forced Labour, 2011 titled "Combating Human and Sex Trafficking Worldwide" will be held 28 November -1 December 2011 in New York, USA and 5-8 December 2011 in Dakar. For more information, go to



Secondary Education

Governments are struggling to meet the rising demand for secondary education, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where there are enough school places for just 36% of children of age to enroll. Girls face the greatest barriers as the gender gap widens across the region, according to the 2011 Global Education Digest of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. To read the document, follow links at



 Job Openings

Handicap International is looking for a Disability Advisor, China. More information at http://www.handicapinternational.be/nl/vacatures/disability-advisor


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