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Women with Disabilities Development Foundation

: 2007
Contact Persons
: Asrafunnahar Mishti
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About the organisation

The estimated number of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in Bangladesh, is around 15 million people, which constitutes 10 % of total population. 10% of Population have a disability. Half of these are female. This is 7.5 Million girls and women with disabilities (WWDs). These large number of girls and Women with Disabilities (WWDs) in Bangladesh are one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged segment of the society. They are always discriminated based on gender, disabled and all too often, poorest of the poor. They are frequently subjected to discrimination both directly and indirectly and also negative attitudes and stereotyping. Although there are class differences, all WWDs face varying degrees of discrimination considering types and situations. WWDs are exposed to a greater risk of physical and sexual abuse, for the most part of which takes place within the context of their own families. WWDs often stigmatized and neglected from early childhood, many girls with disabilities are grown up in the lacking of a sense of their own self worth and dignity. Most of them are isolated from mainstream society, stigmatized, mistreated and marginalized. WWDs are deprived of basic needs including access to health service, housing, education, transportation, vocational training, employment, income generating opportunities as well as other social and community activities. inspite of having the responsibility of Bangladesh government to include women in the development process, but all mainstreaming policies have been formulated and declared exclusive of women with disabilities.