Raising Awareness among Key Stakeholders

6. Use multimedia resources to educate stakeholders


The Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Act, 2013 (DPRA) contains important information for persons with disabilities, their supporters, civil society allies, government officials, and many others. But not everyone has time or interest to study this new law as deeply as DPOs. USAID’s EPD program has supported the publication of a variety of print and multimedia resources to provide DPOs an array of options that they can use for diverse audiences and purposes.

DPOs should select resources freely available on www.disabilitybangladesh.org/resources based on their intended audience and purpose. For example, the folk song works well at courtyard meetings as well as internal meetings among DPOs’ staff or leaders. The DPOs advocacy handbook contains case studies that are useful to discuss during trainings for DPO members. The booklet is a useful resource to provide guests at conferences or seminars. The technical manual is an invaluable resource for district committee members and legal aid providers. Leaflets are good resources for distributing at legal aid camps or day observation events. The video dramatization of the Section 36 procedure is an effective training tool for both DPO members and professionals. The posters can serve as lasting reminders for the staff of civil society organizations or government officers if displayed prominently in their offices.

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