Bangla Sign Language Video Description

This series of four short videos describes basic concepts relating to the Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Act, 2013 using Bangla sign language and closed captioning, in order to make this information more readily available to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. They cover: the specific enumerated rights recognized by the Act, the five committees created by the Act and the process for filing applications for compensation for rights violations under Section 36, the criminal offenses and corresponding punishments established under Section 37 of the Act, and how to use the Right to Information Act and National Human Rights Commission to promote implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Act, 2013.

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This website is made possible with the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Cooperative Agreement No. AID-388-A-17-00005. The contents are the sole responsibility of BlueLaw International and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. Government.

This domain was previously home to a joint report by NGDO, NCDW, and BLAST entitled “Current Status of Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh: Legal and Grassroots Perspectives 2015,” produced with funding from the Disability Rights Fund. It is now available here.