♦ Last updated: 1 August 2013
About Japan Disability Forum (JDF)
- Japan Disability Forum (JDF)
- Since its establishment in 2004, JDF has been engaged in various activities toward the ratification and implementation of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities in Japan.
- JDF has been also active in Asia-Pacific region, as a member of Asian and Pacific Disability Forum (APDF)
- After the occurrence of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, JDF established the Headquarters for Comprehensive Support of Persons with Disabilities, and has been engaged in activities such as making proposals to the government, providing direct support to persons with disabilities, raising awareness, etc.
Four major activities to promote;
- International Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities
- Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities
- National Policies including "New Basic Programme for Persons with Disabilities"
- National Legislation on the rights / anti-discrimination of persons with disabilities
JDF consists of 13 national-level member organizations of/for persons with disabilities.
- Japanese Federation of Organizations of the Disabled Persons
- Japan Federation of the Blind
- Japanese Federation of the Deaf
- Japan Council on Disability (JD)
- Japan National Assembly of Disabled Peoples' International
- Inclusion Japan
- Spinal Injuries Japan
- The National Federation of Mental Health and Welfare Party in Japan
- All Japan Association of Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened People
- Japan National Council of Social Welfare
- Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities
- Japan National Group of Mentally Disabled People
- Japan Deafblind Association