Bangladesh MapBangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. The capital of Bangladesh is Dhaka. According to the UNPFA, Bangladesh is the eighth most populated country in the world.

Bangladesh ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on November 30, 2007 and its Optional Protocol on May 12, 2008.


Human Rights Defenders Committee in Bangladesh

S. No. Organization Name of Representative
1. National Grassroots Disabled Organization (NGDO) Mr. Abdul Hie
2. National Council of Disabled Women (NCDW) Ms.Nasima Aktar
3. B-SCAN Ms. Salma Mahbub
4. B-VIPS Mr. Mosharraf Hossain
5. NANDON Mr. Nuruzzaman
6. Society of Deaf and Sign Language Users (SDSL) Mr. Rafique Zaman
7. Welfare Society for Mental Health and Rehabilitation (WSMHR) Mr. Badrul Mannan

The Committee with representatives from different organizations meets often and discusses activities vis-à-vis the Project and various local issues concerning disabled people in Bangladesh. To view the minutes of the meetings held under the aegis of the CIDA Project, please click on the following links.


The Human Rights Defenders Committee through its vast networks has implemented both surveys amongst Persons with Disabilities and Disabled People’s Organizations in Bangladesh. Please follow the links below to read the analysis.

Research Papers

The Partners in Bangladesh through their members and their expertise in various fields are producing papers on the situation of access to education, health and employment for people with disabilities in Bangladesh.

Human Rights Violation Cases

The Human Rights Defenders Committee of Bangladesh has submitted cases that depict human rights violations of persons with disabilities in their country.

Visit to the National Human Rights Commission

A delegation of six representatives from the Human Rights Defenders Committee met the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission on April 04, 2013 and apprised him on various issues concerning the rights of disabled people in Bangladesh. A productive dialogue was exchanged with the NHRC Chairperson on the Committee and the activities that were being undertaken under the CIDA Project.