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Lessons from promoting inclusive primary education for girls with disabilities in Niphamari, Bangladesh
Leonard Cheshire Disability’s (LCD’s) intervention “Promoting rights through community action: Improved access to inclusive education for children with disabilities” offers important insights that have significant operational and policy implications in universalising inclusive primary education for girls with disabilities. This case study highlights the lessons learned on promoting inclusive education for girls with disabilities in Bangladesh and provides an analysis of data collected predominantly through qualitative research and review of programme documents. The analysis reveals that promoting rights through community empowerment, as per the project’s approach, is a quick and cost-effective strategy in the long run for scaling up inclusive education.