Policy consultation on 'Disability and Employment' held in Goa

Policy consultation on ‘Disability and Employment’ held in Goa

Panaji: The daylong policy consultation was held with panels unpacking topics such as ‘Employment livelihoods and inclusion’ wherein panelists discussed on accessibility, job reservations in the government and private sectors, business opportunities, and highlighted the importance of supporting people with disabilities in starting their own businesses.
In ‘Entrepreneurship and Future of Work’, they emphasized the importance of equal opportunities, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.
The session on ‘Workspace Mental health and safety,’ covered topics including access to mental health services for all forms of disabilities, ways to address sexual violence at the workplace, need for mental health awareness, and the availability of reasonable accommodation and accessibility for people with disabilities.
The event was organized by the Office of the State Commissioner of Persons with Disabilities, with collaboration from the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai, Mariwala Health Initiative, and Rising Flame. This consultation was conducted as part of the Disability, Equity, Justice Working Group Civil 20 India, which is a global platform for independent disability interventions under Indian leadership.
The inaugural function was The event was also attended by Guruprasad Pawaskar, the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Goa; Taha Haaziq, Secretary, Office of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities; and several other representatives of the disability community.