BLAST actively advocating for recognition and realisation of the rights of persons with disabilities. People with disabilities, especially women and girls, are almost invariably among the poorest, most oppressed and excluded members of society. They are often excluded from opportunities to address their own concerns because their problems are primarily discussed from a medical or welfare perspective. BLAST’s initiatives are focused around the implementation of affirmative action provisions in the Bangladesh Constitution and it was closely involved in advocacy for the adoption of the Rights of People with Disabilities Act 2013. BLAST organizes roundtables and advocacy activities to promote the rights of persons with disabilities and to encourage and facilitate their full participation in society.

BLAST collaborates closely with a number of disabled people’s organizations. 

In April 2010, a coalition of disability rights activists and advocates,  Adv. Shapan Chowkidar, a lawyer with visual disabilities, and BLAST, filed two petitions in the public interest challenging legal provisions which bar persons with disabilities from being eligible for employment in judicial service or in public service.  On 8 June 2010 the High Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the Government to show cause why certain provisions of the Judicial Service Commission Rules [বাংলাদেশ জুডিসিয়াল সার্ভিসের প্রবেশ পদে নিয়োগ বিষয়ক আদেশ, ২০০৭] should not be declared to be unconstitutional to the extent that they are inconsistent with the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities to equality, equality of opportunity and the right to a profession.