About Us

The Disability Promotion & Advocacy Association (DPA) is a national umbrella body for Disabled Peoples Organizations (DPOs) in Vanuatu. It is led and managed by persons with disabilities in the country. The main purpose of the DPA Vanuatu is to advocate for the rights and promote the abilities of persons with disabilities.

A group of children listening to a speaker at the recent launch of the Pikinini Tok Tok film in Santo
Children in the audience at the recent launch of the Pikinini Tok Tok film in Luganville, Espiritu Santo

DPA Vanuatu has a vision of working towards an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society in which human rights, citizen participation, and the capabilities and diversity of all persons with disabilities are identified, developed and respected.

It has twenty-two community-based DPO affiliates throughout Vanuatu.

A band of musicians including a man using a wheelchair play music
The band playing at the launch of the Pikinini Tok Tok film in Luganville, Espiritu Santo

Promoting an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for people with disabilities