Disable Women in Bangladesh Essay

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Disability is something that we take negatively, most commonly in Bangladesh we like to address them “Protibondhi”, a vague and unrealistic terminology. Let’s see what disability is from the World Health Organization’s definition:
Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations. Thus disability is a complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which
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Accessibility to the educational institution is one of the major problems for girls and women with physical disabilities. Girls with disabilities residing in hostels face problems due to absence of female house parent which limits sharing of feminine and other essential needs. The most humiliating thing is that the teachers are also involved in teasing their disabled learners. In spite of all of these inconveniences and handicapping environment, the girls and women with disabilities have potentials to be in mainstream education. Some are in education process where their disability is not visibly identified.
It was discouraging to note that very insignificant number of respondents (3.21%) from the two groups were involved in full time income generating activities. 64.52% were sitting idle with no work. However some of them, particularly the women with disabilities (21.88%) were somehow earning some income through different activities mostly in the informal sector. Although the number is not mentionable, some women with disabilities are engaged in multi-sectorial jobs like office job, teaching, small business, day-laborer, housemaid, handicrafts worker, dairy & poultry raising, sewing, and house-hold works etc. In most cases they managed to arrange the job themselves with out any external support. The income of the