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The World Blind Union – Asia Pacific (WBUAP) is part of the World Blind Union (WBU). Through this website you can keep up to date with the work we are doing to promote the interests of blind and vision impaired people in this region. You can:

  • browse through our latest news and website updates right here on this page;
  • read about our work in more detail;
  • find out more about who we are and the countries that make up our region;
  • read issues of our East Wind newsletter; and
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We have tried hard to make this website work well for you whether you are blind, have low vision or are fully sighted, and whether you are using a computer, smart phone or other device. You can read more about this website, its accessibility features and how you can get the most from it.

Call for Nominations: United Nations Study on Women’s Transformative Leadership and the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific has told us about an opportunity for women leaders which closes on 31 March 2017. The UNESCAP writes: We seek nominations of projects, activities or initiatives which can provide the basis of case studies of women’s transformative leadership and its impact on implementation … Read more

International Study Program for Youth in South Korea in July

The Korean Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities has launched the 2017 International Study Program Global Challenges of Youth with Disabilities. Young professionals with disabilities, between the ages of 18 and 34, who are working in the disability field are invited to apply to join this International Study Program. The study program will be … Read more

International Women’s Day 2017

Toronto, Canada, March 8th, 2017: Today we mark International Women’s Day, a day that encourages all of us to stand up for the empowerment of all women and girls worldwide and to work towards a more gender inclusive world. The theme for International Women’s Day 2017 is Be Bold for Change, a theme which urges … Read more

Major Changes to the Website

We have made major changes to the WBUAP website. The main purpose of this website is to provide a variety of news and information relating to the work of the World Blind Union in our region. The content is still much the same, but we think the website is now a lot easier to use. … Read more

Funding to attend conferences for organisations in the Pacific

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) invites applications from organisations in the Pacific to the Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund (PIC Fund) to attend conferences. The aim is to increase attendance by Pacific Island citizens at regional and international conferences or events relevant to their countries’ development. The PIC Fund is … Read more

Feminist Review Trust Fund invites applications

Deadline: 31 January 2017 December 16, 2016 – The Feminist Review Trust is currently accepting applications from eligible entities for its grants program, representing the diversity of women’s lives globally and supporting the creativity with which women fight the inequalities they face. www2.fundsforngos.org/tag/grants www2.fundsforngos.org/tag/women Set up in 2001, the Trust was funded by Feminist Review. … Read more

Braille literacy more important than ever

4 January 1809 is the date Louis Braille was born. He invented the braille alphabet which we use to this day. Here’s the World Blind Union press release about Louis’s legacy and the importance of literacy through braille. The Importance of Braille Literacy WBU Press Release: World Braille Day January 4th, 2017 Toronto, Canada: On … Read more