Workshop on Electoral Process for Persons with Disabilities – 2010

Workshop on Electoral Process for Persons with Disabilities - 2010 In 2010, the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) organized a significant workshop focused on the electoral process for persons with disabilities in Pakistan. This one-day event, held in Islamabad, brought together Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) from across the country to discuss and enhance the participation of individuals with disabilities in the electoral process. Workshop Overview The workshop aimed to address the unique challenges faced by persons with disabilities in accessing and participating in electoral activities. By bringing together representatives from various DPOs, the workshop provided a platform for sharing experiences,…

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National Consultation Workshop on Barriers to Inclusive Development 2010

National Consultation Workshop on Barriers to Inclusive Development 2010 On March 16, 2010, the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP), in collaboration with Sightsavers, DFID, and CHIP Organization, organized a National Consultation Workshop titled "Barriers to Inclusive Development - Policies and Practices" in Islamabad. This significant event aimed to identify and address the challenges hindering inclusive development in Pakistan. The workshop brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including policymakers, practitioners, and representatives from various organizations, to discuss and develop strategies for overcoming the barriers to inclusive development. Key topics included policy gaps, practical challenges, and the need for collaborative efforts…

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Election Observation for Persons with Disabilities 2010

Election Observation for Persons with Disabilities 2010 In 2010, the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP), in collaboration with the Election Commission of Pakistan and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), observed the Bye-Election in Islamabad. The primary objective was to evaluate the accessibility and challenges faced by persons with disabilities at various polling stations. Observation Overview During the Bye-Election, the STEP team visited multiple polling stations across Islamabad. Their goal was to identify and assess the barriers that persons with disabilities encounter when casting their votes. This initiative was part of STEP’s ongoing efforts to promote inclusive electoral processes…

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