Training of Protection Against Harassment of Women with Disabilities

Training of Protection Against Harassment of Women with Disabilities The training on the Implementation of Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 for Persons with Disabilities was conducted by the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) in Peshawar on 15th November 2021. The program was held under the project "Gender Equality," which was generously funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pakistan. Objective: The primary aim of the training was to enhance awareness and understanding of the Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010, with a specific focus on the challenges faced by women…

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Computer Training for Visually Impaired Persons in Swabi

Computer Training for Visually Impaired Persons in Swabi In May 2010, the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP), in collaboration with CHIP Organization and a local Disabled People Organization (DPO), conducted a Computer Training program for visually impaired persons in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). This initiative aimed to empower visually impaired individuals by enhancing their computer skills and providing them with valuable tools for personal and professional development. The training sessions focused on teaching essential computer skills, including the use of screen readers and other assistive technologies that facilitate computer use for visually impaired individuals. Participants learned how to navigate the…

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DET Certificate Distribution Ceremony 2010

In 2010, STEP hosted a notable event at the Serena Hotel in Islamabad: the DET Certificate Distribution Ceremony. This ceremony recognized individuals who completed Disability Equality Training (DET) programs conducted by STEP across various locations. Participants, representing diverse disability stakeholders, were awarded certificates, signifying their commitment to promoting disability equality and inclusion within their communities and organizations. The ceremony served as a platform for celebrating the dedication and achievements of these individuals. Notable guests and disability rights advocates delivered inspiring speeches, highlighting the importance of disability equality and the ongoing efforts to advance advocacy initiatives. Attendees seized networking opportunities, fostering…

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Disability Equality Training (DET) for Ministry of Planning Commission 2010

Disability Equality Training (DET) for Ministry of Planning Commission 2010 On February 9, 2010, the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) conducted a Disability Equality Training (DET) for the Ministry of Planning Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan. This training aimed to raise awareness, foster empathy, and equip participants with the necessary tools to promote disability inclusion within governmental planning and policy-making processes. Training Objectives The primary objectives of the Disability Equality Training were to: Raise Awareness: Increase understanding of disability issues and rights among Planning Commission staff. Foster Empathy: Encourage a more empathetic approach to the needs and challenges faced by persons with…

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Disability Equality Training at Bahria University Islamabad – January 2010

Disability Equality Training at Bahria University Islamabad - January 2010 In January 2010, the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) organized a comprehensive Disability Equality Training (DET) session at Bahria University, Islamabad. This initiative aimed to raise awareness and foster a more inclusive environment within the university community. The training sessions, held on the Bahria University campus, focused on equipping participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and address the challenges faced by persons with disabilities. Through interactive discussions, case studies, and role-playing exercises, attendees gained valuable insights into promoting disability rights and implementing inclusive practices. This DET initiative…

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Disability Equality Training (DET) for Saudi Embassy Pakistan

Disability Equality Training DET On January 6, 2010, STEP, in partnership with the Saudi Embassy, conducted a comprehensive Disability Equality Training (DET) for the staff at the Embassy of Pakistan. This pivotal training aimed to promote disability rights and inclusion, especially in rural settings. The initiative was designed to raise awareness, foster empathy, empower advocacy, and equip participants with practical tools for creating an inclusive society. Objectives The primary objectives of the Disability Equality Training were: Raise Awareness: Educate participants about disability issues and rights. Encourage Empathy: Foster understanding and empathy towards individuals with disabilities. Empower Advocacy: Equip participants to…

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Leadership Training for Persons with Disabilities by STEP

In April 2009, STEP (Special Talent Exchange Program) organized a Leadership Training program for persons with disabilities at their Islamabad office. This initiative aimed to empower individuals with disabilities by equipping them with leadership skills and strategies to overcome barriers and excel in various aspects of life. The Leadership Training program provided participants with valuable insights into effective leadership principles, communication techniques, problem-solving strategies, and self-advocacy skills. Through interactive sessions, group discussions, and practical exercises, participants gained confidence and inspiration to become leaders in their communities and advocate for their rights. The training program not only focused on personal development…

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STEP’s Career Development Workshop for Persons with Disabilities

STEP's Career Development Workshop for Persons with Disabilities In the year 2009, STEP embarked on a pioneering initiative in collaboration with Telenor Pakistan, hosting a transformative Career Development Workshop tailored specifically for persons with disabilities. This landmark event aimed to address the glaring gaps in access to career opportunities and professional development faced by individuals with disabilities, marking a significant step towards fostering inclusivity and equal participation in the workforce. The workshop, meticulously crafted by experts in disability rights and vocational training, sought to empower participants with the requisite skills, knowledge, and confidence to navigate the competitive landscape of the…

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Disability Equality Training for JICA A Star Project Staff in Abbottabad

Disability Equality Training for JICA A Star Project Staff in Abbottabad The Disability Equality Training (DET) program, facilitated by STEP for the JICA Project Staff in Abbottabad, represents a significant stride towards fostering inclusivity and understanding of the challenges confronted by disabled individuals. This comprehensive training initiative transcends mere awareness-raising efforts; it delves deep into the core issues of discrimination and barriers to access faced by people with disabilities. Through a participatory approach, the DET program engages participants in a transformative journey, shedding light on the realities and nuances of disability rights. By sensitizing attendees to the lived experiences of…

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Disability Equality Training for CHIP Organization

The Disability Equality Training (DET) conducted by STEP in collaboration with CHIP Organization aimed to address specific challenges faced by individuals with disabilities in rural communities. DET sessions focused on raising awareness, encouraging empathy, empowering advocacy, and providing practical tools for promoting disability rights and inclusion in rural settings. Through participatory methods like discussions, case studies, role-playing exercises, and multimedia presentations, participants gained insights into understanding disability, identifying barriers and discrimination, adopting a rights-based approach, and implementing inclusive practices in various aspects of community life. As a result of the DET sessions, there was increased awareness, empathy, and commitment among…

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