The ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF) is a network composed of the organization of persons with disabilities (OPDs) in the ASEAN region. It is a platform for OPDs to coordinate actions in advocating disability-inclusive policy and implementation. ADF works in all areas, aiming to mainstream disabled people’s needs to change the medical paradigm towards the social and human rights paradigm in the ASEAN policy framework. The ADF’s primary goal is to represent the disability movement from the ASEAN region, providing opportunities for OPDs to build their advocacy and organizational capacity, to facilitate the sharing of mutual support and information. Besides, the ADF plays many roles at the local, national, and international for the OPDs, in collaboration with the government, service providers, and public. The organizations of persons with disabilities may refer to ADF to articulate people’s aspirations with disabilities to the ASEAN community. ADF initiative started in 2009 when a group of organizations of persons with disabilities attended the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) in Bangkok, Thailand, however, ADF was inaugurated on 18-19 September 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Notably, ADF adopted the Bangkok Declaration in its opening, which provides input to promote inclusive policy in the strategic framework of social welfare and development 2011-2015 (as part of the 2011-2020 ASEAN Mobilization Framework of the ASEAN Decade of Persons with Disabilities 2011-2020). ADF steering committee members consist of a representative from 10 ASEAN member states.
ASEAN Disability Forum
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