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Burn-survivor women seek special assistance

September 24, 2021 00:00:00

RANGPUR, Sept 23 (BSS): Burn-survivor women with disabilities have sought special assistance and need-based care for their treatments and development to bring an end to their indescribable miseries through mainstreaming in society.

They viewed this at the concluding function of a two-day 'Gender Awareness Training Course' arranged with the theme of building leadership involving disabled women during the Covid-19 pandemic at community levels on Wednesday.

Jagorn Protibondhi Nari O Shishu Unnayan Sangstha (JPNSUS), a local NGO working for welfare of disabled women and children, organised the event at its office at village Deuti under Pirgachha upazila of the district.

Voice and Views, a national NGO working for promoting human rights of disabled women, especially burn survivors, extended assistance in arranging the event with the funding of Women Fund Asia.

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Voice and Views also continues providing food assistance and health safety materials to burn survivor women with disabilities in Rangpur, Narsingdi and Kushtia districts.

Adviser of JPNSUS Nur Alam presided over the concluding function participated by 22 burn survivor women with disabilities of Parul union in Pirgachha upazila.

President of JPNSUS Khadija Parveen and Senior Reporter of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha Md Mamun Islam conducted different sessions of the training course as resource persons.

After participating in group discussions and different sessions of the event for the first time in their life, the burn survivor disabled women discussed their sufferings saying that they even forgot their legitimate rights and meaning of life.

While expressing her painful life story, Abeda Khatun, 32, of village Aviram in Parul union said her body was burnt and became physically disabled long ago and could not avail medical services due to poverty.

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