Cultural taboos and superstition often lead to disabled people being shunned by their families in Bangladesh. ADD International works to enable disabled people living in poverty to come together and campaign for their right to independence, equality and opportunity.
Here you can learn more about the country, meet the inspiring people we work with, see what we do and what we aim to achieve.
The issues we face.
Worldwide, people living in poverty are often deprived of their social, political and civic rights such as access to services, the power to vote or legal representation. Disabled people are at risk of even further exclusion. We strive to reach out to disabled people living in poverty in hard to reach areas.
In Bangladesh we work with groups of disability activists (known as Disabled People’s Organisations or DPOs) and we focus on issues such as: