ActionAid Bangladesh is working to combat against gender-based violence awareness about women sexual reproductive health rights. Women’s empowerment is key to the social, cultural and economic freedom of all citizens. Our engagement focuses on empowering women to fight for their rights. We will advocate for implementation of feminist policies to combat the injustice and inequality created by visible and invisible power structures in society.
In doing so we will prioritise and address issues on reducing violence, increased safety and security in urban spaces, economic empowerment and unpaid care work.
Core Areas Include:
  • Sexual reproductive health rights and combat against gender-based violence
  • Women's socio economic empowerment and unpaid care work
  • Promoting safety and security for women and girls in urban spaces

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Rohingya Crisis: Children are Smiling Again

In this sad world today, about 65 million people are refugees or forcefully displaced, according to a UNHCR report. The reality is grave for a person seeking refuge in another country, who do not have any guarantee of coming back to their own land, which they use to call home once.
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Celebrating International Youth Day 2018: An ActionAid Bangladesh way for claiming safe spaces for youth

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) is working with the young people and their constituencies, across the level, to empower and helping them become active citizens and change agents to challenge the unequal and unjust power relationship embedded in the social and political structures. Programmatic interventions of AAB engage young people, living in exclusion, particularly with young women and marginalized groups that are excluded based on their identity and locality. And all these engagements are meant to create spaces for young people to convene, facilitate and co-create with the local struggles and connect with progressive social movements, at local, national, regional and international levels.
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April 2‐3, 2018 International Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Towards Sustainable Solutions

The current Rohingya population taking refuge in Bangladesh amounts to over 1 million, with the majority comprising women and children. The plight of these people is now well documented both locally and internationally – their refugee status compounded by their statelessness renders them one of the most vulnerable groups deprived of basic human rights in the world today. Unrecognized as citizens in Myanmar and repeatedly subjected to violence and conflict, they first began their exodus across the border into Bangladesh (and to other countries in the region) in the 70s, then in the 90s and most recently over the past three years. Before August 2017
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Aaurhi

Farmers, specially women entrepreneurs now will be selling their products directly to the consumers. On 11 April 2019, a national selling point ‘Aaurhi’ is going to start its journey at Gulshan area in Dhaka city where the women entrepreneurs will get the chance of to sell their products on their own. There will also be a coffee corner, agricultural and handcraft products.
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WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

Women constitute 69 percent of agricultural labour force of Bangladesh. The total number of women involved in agricultural work, if broken down, would be about 74% women engaged in raising cattle, 63% women preserve local seeds, 40% women produce vegetables and crops. Women are producing agricultural products besides their household chores. Unfortunately, they are not adequately acknowledged and brought under national initiatives targeted at farmers.
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Survivors’ Runway: Event outline ActionAid UK Fashion show event – October 2017

Building on the success of the ActionAid Bangladesh Fashion Show “Beauty Redefined”, which secured global media coverage and had an enormous visual and emotional impact, ActionAid UK is planning to adapt the event to inspire a UK audience.
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April 2‐3, 2018 International Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Towards Sustainable Solutions

The current Rohingya population taking refuge in Bangladesh amounts to over 1 million, with the majority comprising women and children. The plight of these people is now well documented both locally and internationally – their refugee status compounded by their statelessness renders them one of the most vulnerable groups deprived of basic human rights in the world today. Unrecognized as citizens in Myanmar and repeatedly subjected to violence and conflict, they first began their exodus across the border into Bangladesh (and to other countries in the region) in the 70s, then in the 90s and most recently over the past three years. Before August 2017
Read More

event

Aaurhi

Farmers, specially women entrepreneurs now will be selling their products directly to the consumers. On 11 April 2019, a national selling point ‘Aaurhi’ is going to start its journey at Gulshan area in Dhaka city where the women entrepreneurs will get the chance of to sell their products on their own. There will also be a coffee corner, agricultural and handcraft products.
Read More

event

Survivors’ Runway: Event outline ActionAid UK Fashion show event – October 2017

Building on the success of the ActionAid Bangladesh Fashion Show “Beauty Redefined”, which secured global media coverage and had an enormous visual and emotional impact, ActionAid UK is planning to adapt the event to inspire a UK audience.
Read More

blog

Rohingya Crisis: Children are Smiling Again

In this sad world today, about 65 million people are refugees or forcefully displaced, according to a UNHCR report. The reality is grave for a person seeking refuge in another country, who do not have any guarantee of coming back to their own land, which they use to call home once.
Read More

blog

Celebrating International Youth Day 2018: An ActionAid Bangladesh way for claiming safe spaces for youth

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) is working with the young people and their constituencies, across the level, to empower and helping them become active citizens and change agents to challenge the unequal and unjust power relationship embedded in the social and political structures. Programmatic interventions of AAB engage young people, living in exclusion, particularly with young women and marginalized groups that are excluded based on their identity and locality. And all these engagements are meant to create spaces for young people to convene, facilitate and co-create with the local struggles and connect with progressive social movements, at local, national, regional and international levels.
Read More

publications

WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

Women constitute 69 percent of agricultural labour force of Bangladesh. The total number of women involved in agricultural work, if broken down, would be about 74% women engaged in raising cattle, 63% women preserve local seeds, 40% women produce vegetables and crops. Women are producing agricultural products besides their household chores. Unfortunately, they are not adequately acknowledged and brought under national initiatives targeted at farmers.
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PROJECTS

Gender Based Violence

The campaigns against gender based violence are largely focused on making women more aware to prevent violent situations or what to do when such instances arise unexpectedly. The campaign “ Nari,  e juddhe tumi eka nou” lists down emergency response centers and their contacts categorized…
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Gender Based Violence

The campaigns against gender based violence are largely focused on making women more aware…
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She Can

The project aims to raise awareness of the basic right of women and girls…
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ChanPara Clinic

Name Of The InitiativeChanPara Clinic Blocks Reached ChanPara Allied OrganisationCommunity based healthcare department of…
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Gender Based Violence

The campaigns against gender based violence are largely focused on making women more aware…
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She Can

The project aims to raise awareness of the basic right of women and girls…
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ChanPara Clinic

Name Of The InitiativeChanPara Clinic Blocks Reached ChanPara Allied OrganisationCommunity based healthcare department of…
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She Can

The project aims to raise awareness of the basic right of women and girls…

Happy Homes

ActionAid provides a safe shelter and support for 150 girls. They work to give the girls shelter, improved health, and their well-being through providing education and recreation. The girls are also provided with vocational training for a secured future. The ‘Happy Home’ initiative has been working with various government agencies…
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CAMPAIGNS

  • Dealing with VAW: real step not in sight yet
  • Empowering Sports Women: A Celebration of FIFA World Cup 2018
  • Safe City

Dealing with VAW: real step not in sight yet

We are reminded more often than desirable that social attitude and behaviour is difficult…
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Empowering Sports Women: A Celebration of FIFA World Cup 2018

Young people of Chanpara slum are very active in community work and take part…
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Safe City

ActionAid Bangladesh has been working towards empowering women and ending sexual violence against women…
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POWER

This project works with women to help empower them within their households and the community including a contribution to decision making. This is achieved by training them about their rights, and sustainable money generating activities such as climate resilient agriculture. This project also works with families to help reduce women’s…
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NETWORKS

Under Networks, we have Stop Violence Against Women Network, Shetu Bondhon Gori, Women’s Collective Network, Sex Workers Network. Women rights and Gender Equity works at 6 tiers and one of them is Networks.