Giving Tuesday, the world’s largest philanthropy movement, is celebrated globally on November 29 this year.
Giving Tuesday is a global philanthropy movement that takes place every year and showcases the power of radical human generosity.
Giving Tuesday was created as a simple idea in 2012. It is a day that encourages people to do good deeds. It has grown into a global movement that inspires billions of people to be generous and collaborate.
Giving Tuesday harnesses the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to benefit the disabled and disadvantaged to make a real difference in their communities.
Giving Tuesday provides a platform to encourage donors to develop their time, resources and talents to address local challenges.
It brings together the combined strengths of a unique mix of partners. Nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals are working around the world to encourage small acts of kindness and expand the field of giving.
This year’s slogan in celebration of Giving Tuesday: #GivingTuesday. Let’s build the world we all imagine to be possible.
“More than 80 countries around the world celebrate this day as Giving Tuesday every year. It is also called Generosity Day.
A private voluntary organization named Organization for Disabled Improvement and Rights (ODIR Bangladesh) located in Jahabaks Lane, Moghbazar, Dhaka, has taken the initiative to celebrate the day widely in Bangladesh for the second time.
This organization has been working on education, health and rights of disabled children for a long time. Giving Tuesday was celebrated through various programs throughout the day.
The event started with a colorful rally.Shakil Azad Manon, the founder secretary general of the organization, said that ‘For the welfare of disabled people, elites, individuals, institutions, various donors will continue the giving practice out of social responsibility, so the main goal is to establish this program in our country.
No person, organization or government celebrates this day in our country. This is a good initiative. We, as a small organization of ODIR Bangladesh, want to inspire the elite individuals and institutions of the society by establishing this day in the country.He also said, ‘In addition to the urgent action of the government in the practical application of the two laws, the high-class society, well-known individuals, various public and private institutions and donor organizations under the Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR should also come forward for the welfare of the disabled.
‘Children with disabilities are constantly being neglected in the society. Many disabled children are living a helpless life in our country.
Many of us may not know that even the disabled can become independent if given a little care and love. According to the National Policy on Disability, a child is said to be disabled if the child has a partial or complete loss of normal functioning due to physical or mental impairment due to illness, medical malpractice, accident or birth.
Section 9 of the Rights and Protection of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2013 defines disability as, “Disability” means any long-term or permanent physical, mental, intellectual, developmental or sensory impairment or disadvantage of any person and visual and environmental barriers to that person.
Reciprocal effects, due to which the person is prevented from participating fully and effectively in the society on the basis of equality.”
Section 11 of the Act states about the rights of a person with disability. “Rights of a person with a disability” means any one or more of the rights mentioned in section 16 and the rights of a person with a disability.
Any other law for the time being in force or any other right, human right or fundamental right mentioned in an instrument having the force of law.”
Persons with disabilities also have the right to equal access to services at all levels of society, as stated in Article 13 of the Act, i.e., “Accessibility” means all facilities and services available to the public including physical infrastructure, transportation, communication, information, and communication technology. Every person with a disability has the right to receive equal opportunities and equal treatment like others.
“The National Child Policy also talks about protecting the rights of all children, including children with disabilities, although the reality paints a very different picture. The society’s negative attitude towards the disabled hinders the development of their talent.
In this society, which is plagued with various prejudices, the tendency to leave the disabled in the list of invalids can be observed.
Even in their own families, children with disabilities are neglected and sometimes considered a burden on the family.
They are victims of neglect, humiliation and deprivation in every step of life. The National Education Policy emphasizes ensuring special education for children with disabilities.
Bangladesh Disability Welfare Act 2001 also mentions about getting education services for disabled children. Despite that, it can be seen that the participation of children with disabilities in education is relatively low.
Writer: Md. Mekailah Ahmed, Press Reporter, ODIR Bangladesh.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org