The Department of Behavioral Sciences Marked the World Disability Day

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD) also known as World Disabled Day is celebrated on December 3 every year to concentrate on issues that influence individuals with disabilities around the world. IDPWD is commended to raise awareness to acknowledge individuals with disabilities by the United Nations. The recognition of the Day expects to promote comprehension of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of people with disabilities in all spheres of society and to expand awareness to the situation of people with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The department of Behavioral Sciences marked the World Disability in collaboration with “Saaya Association (Organization of Disabled Persons)” that supports people with disabilities (PWDs). The CEO of Saaya Association, Mr. Asim Zafar spoke to the audience about the theme of 2019 i.e., Promoting the Participation of Persons with Disabilities and their Leadership: Taking Action on the 2030 Development Agenda”. Mr. Asim Zafar highlighted the role and steps taken by Saaya organization for the inclusion of people with disabilities.  

The department witnessed the event with promise to initiate and promote the inclusiveness of special people in all phases of national development. Dr. Aneela Maqsood (Head of Behavioral Sciences Department) highlighted that Fatima Jinnah Women University is highly receptive to induct students with special needs and the University is doing efforts to accommodate them at maximum to go along with routine stream of classroom education with maximum facilities. At current, we have 24 enrolled students at FJWU and 10 employees who come under the classification of PWD. Dr. Maqsood shared that we are positive to extend this association and to work in alliance to promote the global cause of inclusiveness of people with special needs.

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