“Rights of Women with Disabilities”
“Many girls like me [who are physically disabled] drop out due to lack of infrastructure in educational institutions,” said Usha at a convention on “Rights of Women with Disabilities” organised by Women with Disabilities and Development Foundation (WDDF) at SWID Bangladesh in the capital’s Eskaton.
Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon, was the chief guest of the event. He said, the guidelines in the Bangladesh National Building Code made it mandatory to build infrastructure accessible for the physically-challenged.
The execution remains rare.
“We need to act according to the needs of the disabled people,” said human rights activist, Khushi Kabir.
Sultana Kamal, chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), said, “We wanted to see an independent nation where no one would be depending on others.”
Nazma Ara Popy, general secretary of Visually Impaired People’s Society (VIPS), Sultana Kamal, chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) were also present at the event and stressed about the importance of creating a nation where disabled people can be independent.
Ashrafunnahar Misti, executive director of the WDDF said, equal rights for people with disabilities in terms of education, health, employment, rehabilitation and legal access to justice should be ensured.