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Exploring the role of networking in promoting social inclusion for disabled people in Bangladesh. Susie Miles, Gertrude Fefoame, Zakia Haque and Diane Mulligan Disability and the majority world: towards a global disability studies Manchester Metropolitan University 7th-8th July, 2011.

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exploring the role of networking in promoting social inclusion for disabled people in bangladesh
Exploring the role of networking in promoting social inclusion for disabled people in Bangladesh

Susie Miles,Gertrude Fefoame, Zakia Haque and Diane Mulligan

Disability and the majority world: towards a global disability studies

Manchester Metropolitan University

7th-8th July, 2011

networking highlighted as a reason for the success of community rehabilitation cbr in bangladesh
Networking highlighted as a reason for the success of Community Rehabilitation CBR in Bangladesh

“I had a strong sense that they were all connected to each other. Networking had gone past helping people set up businesses. They knew who to contact and find the people who know how to help them. The key actors in this programme know each other well and can make appropriate referrals” (Mulligan, Sightsavers, 2011).

A blind woman joined a candle-making group. This gave her the courage to travel to Dhaka for the first time. On the way home, she was raped and left at the side of the road by the rickshaw driver. She discovered she was pregnant and the group supported her to have an abortion.

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Research questionsWhat is the role of networking in promoting social inclusion for people with disabilities?
  • How does networking contribute to disabled people’s ability to access services and mainstream development projects?
  • How does networking contribute to the participation of disabled people in health care, in employment, income-generating activities, and in social activities.
interviews and focus group discussions were conducted over 5 days with the following
Interviews and focus group discussions were conducted over 5 days with the following:
  • a national disability-focused network
  • organisations of disabled people
  • national and international disability focused NGOs and INGOs
  • a quasi-government umbrella body composed of govt and NGOs
  • three self-help groups from rural communities and their support workers
networking
Networking:
  • prevents duplication of effort
  • promotes inter-disciplinary and collaborative ways of working
  • is about identifying, promoting and working for a common purpose, and involves sharing power.

However networks can be exclusionary. Achieving equality, democracy and trust in a network can be difficult – especially in Dhaka where competition for donor funding is fierce.

safety and protection
Safety and protection

A 12 year old deaf girl started at the BRAC informal school with the support of the self-help group. One day she was sexually assaulted. Her mother was concerned this would ruin her chances of getting married. The matter was discussed in the self-help group, and the culprit was identified. The self-help group met the village leader, and together they came to the decision to punish the man by making him pay financial compensation (15,000 thaka - £300). The man paid the ‘fine’, and the family was able to use the money to buy a cow for income generating. As a result of taking a stand against the injustice of sexual assaults on young disabled girls, the community respects the self-help group because they can see it is powerful and can achieve results.

challenging exclusion
Challenging exclusion

The self-help group decided to check the list of landless people, and discovered that no disabled people had been allocated land. They decided to challenge this and have taken their struggle to the district level - in meetings and in writing. They have argued that they are the most vulnerable people in their communities, and are still fighting for access to one acre of land.

national level networking
National-level networking
  • National Forum of Organizations Working with the Disabled

NFOWDis the only registered recognised national network of NGOs working in the disability field with 330 members in a country of 60,000+ NGOs.

  • Lobbying for rights-based policies

The majority of research participants reported their awareness raising strategies using the media, and lobbying for rights-based policies and legislation – all claimed credit for progress at policy level

  • NGO/GO communication

Structures in place to facilitate communication between government and civil society organizations and to provide policy makers with village-level accounts of practice – but government is weak.

resources and barriers
Resources (and barriers)
  • A culture of religious faith (which discriminates against women)
  • Size and density of the population (extreme poverty and rapid urbanisation)
  • A strong focus on rights (lots of examples of the violation of rights)
  • Collaboration between disability-focused NGOs and mainstream development organizations (weak government support and fierce competition for donor funding)
emerging findings
Emerging findings
  • Networking and voluntarism dates back to 14th century
  • Networking relationships have helped improve policies
  • Involvement of influential leaders (lawyers and parliamentarians) in challenging discrimination and promoting UNCRPD with media support
  • Disability focal points in mainstream development
  • Self-help groups take a stand in their communities: for education; against early marriage; for landless poor
  • Clear and systematic linkages from community/district through to national level
  • The use of mobile phones and Internet play an increasingly important role – google in Bangla!
  • Collaboration is more beneficial than competition!