Awareness Session on Disability Rights in Gilgit-Baltistan Introduction:

An awareness session on disability rights was conducted yesterday at Karakoram International University (KIU) in Gilgit. The event was organized by Gilgit-Baltistan’s Goodwill Movement, a charitable organization dedicated to advocating for the rights and well-being of disabled individuals in the region and social welfare department government of Gilgit-Baltistan in collaboration with sociology department of Karakoram international university Gilgit-Baltistan. The session aimed to raise awareness about disability rights, promote inclusivity, and highlight the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in Gilgit-Baltistan. Event Details:
The awareness session took place in the Musheraf hall Karakoram International University. The event attracted a diverse audience, including students, faculty members, representatives from local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government officials, and persons with disabilities themselves. The session commenced at 12:05 pm and lasted for approximately three hours. Guest Speakers:
Prominent guest speakers were invited to share their expertise and experiences during the awareness session. The following individuals addressed the audience: Mr.
Ghulam muhammad baig – ceo and Founder of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Goodwill Movement,
Mr Farhan Baig president and founder of Gilgit baltistans goodwill movement.
Mustafa Kamal general secretary of gilgit baltistans goodwill movement Doctor Inam Muhammad Baig board of director gilgit baltistans goodwill movement. Mr Zubair Ahmed head of Sociology department KIU.


Senior minister col r. Abaidullah baig govt of gilgit baltistan. Panel Discussion:
A panel discussion followed the keynote speech, featuring experts from various fields related to disability rights. The panelists included representatives from the education sector, government officials, disability rights activists, and medical experts. . The discussion focused on identifying barriers and proposing solutions for achieving disability-inclusive development in Gilgit-Baltistan. Understanding Disability. Rights: The speakers provided an overview of disability rights under national and international laws, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. They emphasized the need for equal opportunities, non-discrimination, and accessible environments. Challenges Faced by Persons with Disabilities: The session shed light on the various challenges faced by persons with disabilities in Gilgit-Baltistan, such as limited access to education, inadequate healthcare facilities, lack of employment opportunities, and social stigma. The speakers urged the audience to address these challenges collectively. Employment and Economic Empowerment: The session focused on the significance of creating inclusive employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. The speakers discussed strategies for promoting economic empowerment, vocational training, and entrepreneurship among individuals with disabilities. Advocacy and Policy Reforms: The need for effective advocacy and policy reforms to protect and promote disability rights was emphasized. The speakers encouraged the audience to actively participate in raising awareness and influencing policymakers to bring about positive changes in society.
Farhan Baig president goodwill movement

Farhan Baig

My name is Farhan Baig, and I am the President of the Gilgit-Baltistan's Goodwill Movement, a charity organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities in the picturesque region of Gilgit-Baltistan. Despite being visually impaired, I have embraced my passion for radio and work as a Radio DJ, using my voice to entertain, inform, and inspire others. Education has always been a crucial aspect of my life, and I am proud to have completed my Masters in Political Science from the prestigious Karakoram University in Gilgit. This academic achievement has provided me with a solid understanding of political systems, governance, and policies, empowering me to make a positive impact on my community. As the President of the Gilgit-Baltistan's Goodwill Movement, my primary goal is to uplift the lives of individuals with disabilities in the region. Through our charity initiatives, we strive to promote inclusivity, equal opportunities, and empowerment for those who face physical or mental challenges. By organizing events, workshops, and awareness campaigns, we aim to create a more inclusive society where everyone can thrive and contribute to their fullest potential. Personally, my journey as a visually impaired individual has allowed me to develop resilience, determination, and a unique perspective on life. I firmly believe that disabilities should never be seen as limitations but rather as opportunities for growth, innovation, and advocacy. By sharing my story and experiences, I aspire to inspire others to embrace their own capabilities and overcome any obstacles they may encounter. In addition to my work with the charity organization and my role as a Radio DJ, I actively engage in community activities. I participate in public speaking events, where I address important issues related to disability rights, social equality, and education. Through these platforms, I strive to raise awareness, challenge stereotypes, and foster a more inclusive society. My ultimate vision is to create a world where individuals with disabilities are fully integrated into society, where their rights are respected, and where their voices are heard. By combining my academic knowledge, my passion for radio, and my dedication to advocacy, I aim to make a lasting impact and improve the lives of people with disabilities in Gilgit-Baltistan. I am grateful for the opportunities and support that have shaped my journey thus far, and I remain committed to my mission of promoting goodwill, equality, and empowerment for all.

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