Our History

1999 informally established after regional meeting in Nadi
“Make it Right 50:50” in 2020 – Election
2001 1st AGM in Vila
2002 13th Sept. Registered.
WWD Leadership meets Bangkok
2003 Set up WWD Committee
2005 Council of Ministers approve the Policy Directive for the National Disability Plan of Action Policy 2008-2015.

Women’s leadership Award
AGM in Luganville (WWD Committee Hosted). (roteted by province)
2006 Consultation of the National Disability Policy
Former Chair was presented during the adoption of the UNCRPD
2007 Advocate for inclution of pwd in the 2009 census
training on how to looby the parlimentarians.
Our Vision 2007 to 2012(strategic plan)
VDPA office opened in Santo
2008 Government ratify the UN CRPD
2009 Hosted the Pacific Disability Forum Redional Conference at Le lagoon
Government launch National Disability Policy
2010 Challenging year with no funding
2011 Inclusive Education Policy launched
Successfully DRF grant award to VDPA
2012 Challenging year end
2013 Building act was reviewed and passed by parliament
Vanuatu Civil Society Disability Network established
Our Vision 2013 to 2017(strategic plan)
2014 CRPD training for two weeks
Advocacy to the Prime ministers officer for inclution
2015 National coordinator become co-chair of PDF
2016 Attend CEDAW session in Swicher land
RTI Web accessibility launched
National coordinator become IDA Board member
Recommendation which includes woman and girls with disabilities
A two minutes presentation on experiences of pwd during disaster in Vanuatu at the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey
2017 A seven minutes presentation at the World Food Program
VDPA staff moved to a new office
VDPA strategic plan 2018-2023
DPA name change to VDPA
MOU with Vanuatu Skills partnership
MOU with VSPD and Transparency International
Launch of National Sustainable Development Plan(People's plan) was inclusive of pwd
2018 Panel presentation on good practices of TVET program in Helsinki, Finland
Launched National Disability Inclusive Development policy 2018-2025
Finalisation of the CRPD Alternative report
4 permanent staff, 2 local volunteers and 1 AVI volunteer
27 local DPO's in 6 provinces across Vanuatu