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