NHRC, Brac sign MoU
To ensure welfare, protection and accessibility for cross sections of people, including persons with disabilities, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Brac have signed an agreement yesterday at NHRC office in the capital's Karwan Bazar.
NHRC Secretary Narayan Chandra Sarkar and Brac Executive Director Asif Saleh signed the MoU on behalf of respective parties.
The memorandum aims to strengthen partnership and collaborative work to ensure accessibility for persons with disabilities in public transport, infrastructure and information.
Under this MoU, the two organisations will jointly work to ensure increased access in both physical and digital spaces for persons with disabilities and benefit cross-sections of people.
Asif Saleh said that in future, Brac is committed to assisting the government in formulation of disability-friendly policies and their implementation.
NHRC Chairperson Nasima Begum, ndc, said that lack of accessibility is the major problem for people with disabilities.
She also said sensitivity and humanitarian initiatives are mostly needed to solve the problem, rather than a huge amount of money or workforce.
NHRC has taken up initiatives to ensure an "Accessible Dhaka City" for people with disabilities, she added.
Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Executive Director AHM Noman Khan also spoke at the event and expressed his gratitude to Brac for creating auditing opportunities regarding accessibility for people with disabilities on footpaths, in government hospitals and the High Court building.