Situation Analysis on Children with Disabilities in Bangladesh 2014
This Situation Analysis report aims to make the lives of children with disabilities more visible
This Situation Analysis is grounded on the conviction that all children should be equally valued, as advocated in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD was the first human rights convention of the 21st Century and the Government of Bangladesh was among the first countries to ratify it, demonstrating their commitment to the fulfillment of rights of persons with disabilities, including children.
This Situation Analysis aims to make the lives of children with disabilities more visible. For many children with disabilities, exclusion begins in the first days of life with their birth going unregistered. Lacking official recognition, they are cut off from the social services and legal protections that are crucial to their survival and future ambitions. Their marginalization only increases with discrimination. For children with disabilities to count, they must be counted – at birth, at school and in life.