Promoting Child Rights

July 6, 2013
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International commitment to building more inclusive societies has resulted in improvements in the situation of children with disabilities and their families, but too many of them continue to face barriers to their participation in the civic, social and cultural affairs … Continue reading

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Discrimination has to be avoided

July 6, 2013
by Promoting Child Rights
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Discrimination has to be avoided

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British born philanthropist and physiotherapist Valerie Taylor spent most of her life in Bangladesh treating and rehabilitating the people suffering from neurological disorders and running the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) which was founded by her. She … Continue reading

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Photo: Amran Hossain

July 6, 2013
by Promoting Child Rights
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Overcoming challenges
‘Brought home two silvers and a bronze in Badminton in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in 2007′

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Zyma Islam Sportswoman Shiuli Shathi recently became a common face within the country, courtesy of a Grameenphone campaign disseminating her achievements. The telecom company, which has aired a television commercial and set up billboards all over the capital featuring her, … Continue reading

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Photo: Amran Hossain

July 6, 2013
by Promoting Child Rights
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Cost of treating impairments too high

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Zyma Islam Sonia, 15, from Kamalganj in Sylhet, was first diagnosed with deafness as infant when she did not respond to any sound, but never received therapy afterwards. This means, she is wholly incapable of lip-reading or understanding sign language. … Continue reading

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July 6, 2013
by Promoting Child Rights
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Regular schools better for them
Specially trained teachers can help them study alongside other children

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Akram Hosen Seeam Ul Karim, a 19-year-old student, does not let his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder throw him off track. “I’m trying really hard for the oncoming exams and the load of homework,” he says with a broad smile and … Continue reading

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