Equitas’s Social & Financial Empowerment of women with Disabilities named as an Innovative Practice 2017 


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CHENNAI: Social & Financial Empowerment of women with Disabilities by Equitas has been awarded as an Innovative Policy/Practice 2017 on Employment, Work and Vocational Education and Training. On behalf of Equitas, John Alex, Program Director-Equitas Development Initiatives Trust received the award yesterday at the ceremony held in the United Nations Office in Vienna.

Equitas Development Initiatives Trust (EDIT) firmly believes that disability is just in the mind and there is no hurdle you can cross till you want to really achieve something. Equitas while forming women’s group consciously focuses on disabled women for inclusive growth.

The Zero Project, an initiative of the Essl Foundation, focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities globally. It provides a platform where the most innovative and effective solutions to problems that persons with disabilities face, are shared. Its sole objective is to assist in creating a world without barriers.

The Zero Project Conference this year focused on Employment, Work, and Vocational Education and Training. The conference was attended by more 500 experts from more than 70 countries, discussing innovative solutions – Innovative Practices and Policies – that support employment, decent work and meaningful vocational education and training.

The Award for Social & Financial Empowerment of women with Disabilities is based on a selection process organized by the Zero Project, based on the criteria of innovation, impact and scalability that involved more than 1,000 experts with and without disabilities from all over the world. 56 Innovative Practices and 11 Innovative Policies were finally selected this year.

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