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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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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Regional Leadership Conference of Persons with Disabilities South Asia 2010
Regional Leadership Conference of Persons with Disabilities South Asia 2010

Regional Leadership Conference of Persons with Disabilities South Asia 2010

Regional Leadership Conference of Persons with Disabilities South Asia 2010 The Government of Pakistan has officially endorsed the creation of the South Asian Disability Forum (SADF). This forum aims to connect various Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) and NGOs across South Asia to address disability issues from a regional perspective. The decision to establish SADF was made at the conclusion of the Regional Leadership Conference for Persons with Disabilities. This conference was jointly organized by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Special Education, British Council, STEP, Telenor Pakistan, and Sightsavers. Over 150 representatives with disabilities from both within the country and…

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Accessibility Audit and Disability Awareness Session at TEVTA Sohawa 2010

Accessibility Audit and Disability Awareness Session at TEVTA Sohawa 2010 In collaboration with CHIP Organization, the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) conducted an Accessibility Audit at TEVTA Sohawa on March 19, 2010. This initiative aimed to evaluate the accessibility of the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) facilities and promote disability awareness. The Accessibility Audit focused on identifying physical barriers and recommending modifications to ensure that the TEVTA Sohawa campus is accessible to all individuals, including those with disabilities. The audit covered various aspects, such as ramps, door widths, signage, and restroom facilities, to ensure compliance with accessibility standards.…

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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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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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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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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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