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BFI

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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ACTION FOR IMPACT

There have never been so many young people alive at once at any other point in history. This massive number means that youth is now the main driver of national, social and economic change.
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Rana Plaza incident: Survivors are yet to recover

This year Rana Plaza tragedy marked 6th year of the largest industrial accident in the country’s history taking place. Bangladesh RMG sector saw comprehensive reforms and improvements in different areas such as workplace
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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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EMPOWERING SPORTS WOMEN: A CELEBRATION OF FIFA WORLD CUP 2018

Young people of Chanpara slum are very active in community work and take part in sports and cultural competition. ActionAid Bangladesh believes that these girls are the major vehicles of change and can inspire other women to transform their lives which will bring women empowerment.
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SHORT FILM MAKING COMPETITION ON UNPAID CARE WORK

Unpaid Care Work (UCW) is an inherently gendered phenomenon: a clear majority of uncompensated, unrecognised and undervalued care work is carried out by women. These works are essential for maintaining our society. Unpaid care work provides services that nurture other people and is costly in terms of time and energy. It refers to all the activities that go into caring for household members; it includes household chores, cooking, child care and care of ill and elderly persons, fetching water and collecting firewood. When this work is carried out in the person’s own home and is unpaid, it is not reflected in national statistics or economic analyses, despite its centrality to our day-to-day wellbeing. It is perceived less valuable than paid work and it is ignored and not considered to be “work” even by the women and men who engage in and get benefit directly from these activities. The burden of Unpaid Care Work affects all women but has the worst effects on women in poverty. For most women, time spent on Unpaid Care Work is disproportionately high compared to men. ActionAid Bangladesh is implementing “Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights” known as POWER project which long-term objective of the project is to contribute to increase economic empowerment of women. POWER project intends to create opportunities for women by recognizing, redistributing and reducing of UCW. In this background, ActionAid Bangladesh is going to organize a campaign program through holding a Short Film Making Competition on Unpaid Care Work.
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ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THE DISPLACED ROHINGYA POPULATION IN BANGLADESH

Rohingya refugees are reported to have been physically and mentally traumatized by the violence, including sexual and gender-based violence. ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) is specifically working to ensure the rights of women and children, and safeguarding them against the trauma of the crisis by building Women Friendly Spaces (WFS) and child-friendly corners as part of the WFS. In addition to looking after their nutrition and WASH needs, the WFS will also provide emotional support, ensuring that their psyches are not permanently impacted in a negative manner due to the violence they lived through. Alongside providing shelter and WASH needs, AAB is willing to provide dignity kits that are geared toward the cold weather of the winter months. Additionally, the women friendly spaces work to prevent Gender-based violence (GBV) and abuse and offer counselling to women who have faced abuse or violence. Apart from directly w
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS: TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Background The current Rohingya population taking refuge in Bangladesh amounts to over 1 million, with the majority comprising women and children. They are one of the most vulnerable groups of people deprived of basic human rights in the world today. Subjected to violence and conflict, and unrecognized as citizens of Myanmar, they f
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IMPROVING WATER, SANITATION, HYGIENE AND THE ENVIRONMENT FOR ROHINGYA REFUGEES IN BANGLADESH

Since August 2017, violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state has forced over 690,000 Rohingya people to flee their homes and cross the border into Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where 200,000 refugees had already been living for 25 years. According to the UN, this is ‘the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. At present, there is no reliable plan for the refugees’ safe return home and they are entirely reliant on humanitarian assistance to survive.
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ROHINGYA CRISIS: CHILDREN ARE SMILING AGAIN

About 65 million people in the world today are refugees or forcibly displaced according to UNHCR. 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. Kutupalong in Bangladesh is the largest refugee camp in the world right now, sheltering over 800,000 displaced citizens of Myanmar, the majority of which are minors.
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SITE MANAGEMENT OF CAMP’S IN COX BAZAR

At a Glance The implementation agreement of the project was made between IOM and ActionAid Bangladesh. The initiative aims to provide life-saving site management interventions for the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar. Specifically, this project aims to provide site coordinator and site management activities in camps 11 and 12 and ensure the affected population has access to the required level of assistance and protection.
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SAFE CITY

ActionAid Bangladesh has been working towards empowering women and ending sexual violence against women of Bangladesh through various programs, projects and campaigns. “Safe Cities” is a new initiative by Action Aid that seeks to address violence against women in public spaces. The aim of the campaign is to make cities in Bangladesh safe for women and girls by reducing their experience and fear of sexual violence in urban public areas and by creating allies amongst men and boys through creating positive behavioral change. Through this campaign, first of all, women and girls will be aware of their right to live free from violence. Increased access to protection from police and legal aid services will empower survivors to seek support and legal redress. Secondly, men and boys will also gain knowledge on VAW and will know how to take measures to prevent such situations. Finally, change makers will have increased knowledge of processes and leadership skills required to make cities safe for women and are able to support and refer women affected by violence.
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