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Promoting Rights for Persons with Disabilities

Project title: Promoting Rights for Persons with Disabilities (PRPD)

Partnership: “Center for Disability in Development (CDD)”
Donor: Manusher Jonno Foundation

Goal:

Increase knowledge on “Disability Welfare Act-2001” to promote rights of Persons with Disabilities on ‘education, information and communication’ as policy consideration issues.’

Objectives:

  • Increasing awareness and sensitization of different stakeholders (students, teachers, NGOs, SGHs, Civil Society, government, community people) on the rights of persons with disabilities in accordance to the Disability Welfare Act 2001.
  • Inclusion of students with disabilities.
  • Building capacity of groups of persons with disabilities and their family members from project areas as ‘Ambassadors for rights of persons with disabilities’ for policy advocacy at local and national level.
  • Creating access to poverty reduction means for persons with disabilities in working areas through inclusion into education, employment, declared government benefits, information, doorstep therapy services and referral information.

Duration:  April 2007 to March 2010.

Background:

YPSA has been implement Different kinds of activities to ensuring Barrier free society for person with disabilities. But YPSA observe that most of the person with disabilities deprived from their rights and they can not getting any kinds of government safety net. Other then some of person with disabilities are not getting opportunity to continue their study and person with disabilities have no opportunity to received rehabilitation therapy. Considering this problem YPSA try to doing some initiative for ensuring person with disabilities rights and service through Disability Welfare Act-2001”. 

Major Activities, Target & Achievement:

 

Major Activities

Target 09-10 Achievement 09-10 Cumulative Achievement from the beginning
# Of Event Total Participants # Of Event Total Participants
# Of Event Total Participants
Local Ambassadors LAM) group  Meeting 04 09 04 27 12 27
LAM Group  Training 01 09 01 07 03 19
College Disability Friend Clubs’ (CDFC) Meeting

03

45

08

88 13 169
College Disability Friend Clubs’ (CDFC) Orientation

02

30

02

30 07 105
College Session 02 80 02 78 06 240
CDFC Training 01 15 01 12 03 35
Disability Awareness week 00 00 01 45 03 160
Advocacy Meeting with journalist 01 25 01 29 01 29
Advocacy Meeting with Local Government Representative 00 00 00 00 01 32
Observation of Special Days 03 200 03 240 11 820
Community meetings 12 240 19 850 46 2700
Doorstep rehabilitation therapy 00 15 00 38 00 105
Assistive devices, 00 00 00 15 00 22
Referral services 00 02   03 00 16
Participate in Sports and Cultural Activities 00 00 03 33 00 46
Received Government Safety net   10   22 00 75
School Admission   10   30 00 48
Self Dependent       04   25
IGA Training       04   22

Future Plan: 

YPSA believes that every People have equal rights on the society. To ensuring People with disabilities rights last three year’s PRPD implement priority based initiative for establishing barrier free rights based society and established Disability Welfare Act-2001”for people with disabilities. After closing the project YPSA will try to new initiative for establishing UNCRPD in society for person with disabilities.

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