ActionAid Bangladesh is implementing “Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights” known as POWER project which is a multi-country project implementing in Ghana, Rwanda, Bangladesh. The long-term objective of the project is to contribute to increase economic empowerment of women. The specific objective of the intervention for Bangladesh is to increase the income of 6151 women and their ability to control their income, through recognizing, redistributing and reducing of Unpaid Care Work (UCW), practicing Climate Resilience Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA)and accessing markets by 2020. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is funding for this five-year long project started from January 2016. In Bangladesh, the project is implementing at Fulchori upazila under Gaibandha district, Sadar upazila under Lalmonirhat district and Ghoraghat Upazila under Dinajpur District. The implementing partner of the project is SKS Foundation and in Ghoraghat the project implemented by ActionAid Bangladesh.
POWER project intends to develop one documentary on the lesson learnt, best practice and challenges regarding the 3R (Recognition, Redistribution and Reduction) of Unpaid Care Work.
This documentary will portray the message of practices and alternatives has been introduced in the community which reduced the burden of Unpaid Care Work and the mindset of the community people has been changed and brought equity that there is no work as “only woman’s work” in daily household chores. Family bonding, happiness among the couples has been increased through the positive change. Thus, women can enable some time to participate equally in the society and the economy.POWER project, ActionAid Bangladesh will use this documentary to undertake Policy Advocacy action in national and international level.