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Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in Bangladesh

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Why a Directory of OPDs?

Persons with disabilities are at the heart of disability inclusion, where their active and meaningful participation is one of the key indicators. Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) play a significant role in disability inclusion. Many persons with disabilities have their first steps towards development and being leaders, professionals and change-makers through getting involved with OPDs. OPDs are platforms for many persons with disabilities to raise their voice for equal participation and rights. OPDs movement is a vehicle for empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities.

OPDs demonstrate big impacts even with small supports they receive. They are changing derogatory and charity mindset through showing potentials and leadership of persons with disabilities - they are not recipients or project beneficiaries only. Persons with disabilities also the contributors to the society like others. Thus, OPDs bring a paradigm shift of attitude to 'being with persons with disabilities’ from 'to do something for persons with disabilities' - which is a prerequisite for disability inclusion.

There are hundreds OPDs and Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in Bangladesh, as a result of initiatives of some international and national non-government organizations. These organizations have also published directories of OPDs. However, this Directory of OPDs has three distinctive features: i) The compiled OPDs here have legal entity i.e., registration, basic organizational structure such as vision, mission, governing body, bylaws, organogram, policies, procedures, etc. ii) They are from all Disability Networks of Bangladesh – it does not focus on any specific network only. iii) It is a Web-based Directory of OPDs and just one click away for all.

We have all efforts to bring together all registered OPDs of Bangladesh in this digital platform. Yet, few OPDs could not be reached yet. But this is not the end! This Web Directory of OPDs is updated regularly following changes in OPDs movement.

Turning Point Foundation acknowledges generous supports from the government of Bangladesh, donors, OPDs, disability organizations, persons with disabilities, well-wishers. A huge thanks to Abilis Foundation for supporting publication of this Web Directory of OPDs. We are also thankful to Commonwealth Foundation for supporting publications of both printed and pdf version of A Directory of OPDs, which was a groundwork for this web directory. If this directory helps to reach OPDs in Bangladesh, our initiatives will be successful.

We wholeheartedly welcome your advice and cooperation to our initiatives to promote active and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities and OPDs at all level on equal basis.


প্রতিবন্ধী ব্যক্তিদের সংগঠন (ডিপিও) -এর তথ্য হালনাগাদ ও সংশোধনের জন্যে এই ফরম পূরণ করে পাঠাতে অনুরোধ করছি।

OPDs are requested to send filled out this form to update and edit their information.

The Covid-19 Pandemic

In response to COVID-19 pandemic, we would request the government and development partners to include people with disabilities and OPDs in your programs. This Web Directory OPDs and A Directory of OPDs both are great resources to find and reach them.

A request!

প্রতিবন্ধী ব্যক্তি এবং তাদের নেতৃত্বে পরিচালিত সংগঠনসমূহের সক্রিয় ও অর্থপূর্ণ অংশগ্রহণ বৃদ্ধির লক্ষ্যে এই ওয়েব ডিরেক্টরি অব ওপিডিস্ প্রণীত হয়েছে। এর উন্নয়নে আপনার মূল্যবান পরামর্শ সাদরে গৃহীত হবে।

This Web Directory of OPDs has been developed to promote active and meaningful participation of the persons with disabilities and their organizations. We will welcome warmly your valuable feedback for its improvement.