Women with Disabilities Development Foundation (WDDF)

The estimated number of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in Bangladesh, is around 24 million people, which constitutes 15 % of total population. 15% of Population have a disability. Half of these are female. This is 12 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.

Our Recent Activites

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Analysis of the situation

A Seminar, on “Analysis of the situation of Women with Disabilities in different law and policy” is ...

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WDDF team visit MDPOD

WDDF team visit MDPOD a organization working with disabled people at Manikgonj. MDPOD is make organizational sustainability and they have ...

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Human chain

Its our joys that people with disabilities including girls and women with Disabilities participated willingly to the human chain to demanding the ...

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Seminar on access to justice

WDDF have organized a seminar on access to justice for women with disabilities on 27th September 2017 in Pabna through ...

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Reproductive Health Training

Reproductive health training of women with disabilities at doudkandi, comilla organized by WDDF on 19th August 2017.

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Study report

A National Sharing of a study report on “The overall situation of Women with Disabilities of Dhaka ...

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Testimonials

Global Disabled Women's Rights

Advocacy Report March 20th 2016

ENABLING A GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT FOR
WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES

Annual Report 2015

Brief Description of the accomplished activities:We are concluded the following activities, during the period of 01 January to 31 December 2015