From 2018 to 2020, seven disabled people's organizations (DPOs) in seven districts undertook advocacy campaigns to promote implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Act, 2013 (DRPA). Collectively, they organized over 90 meetings with district committee members; over 80 trainings and awareness-raising events reaching over 2,000 persons with disabilities; 31 advocacy conferences reaching over 1,000 civil society members; and 7 legal aid camps resulting in the filing of Bangladesh's first 22 applications under Section 36 of the DRPA. With the support of BlueLaw International, LLP and its national-level partners Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), the National Grassroots Disabilities Organization (NGDO), and the National Council of Disabled Women (NCDW), the seven DPOs selected to receive small grants under USAID's Expanding Participation of People with Disability (EPD) program have successfully activated and strengthened the DRPA district committees in their seven districts, an essential component for effective DRPA implementation.
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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.