Networks

CANSA

Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), has been on the driving seat to pursue “climate change and development” issues both internally within the region and outside the region.
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Networks

SHETU BANDHAN GORI

In continuation of the program in 2007, following the Acid Survivors Conference “Let’s Build the Bridge” (Shetu Bandhon Gori) network was established and conducted by survivors themselves. Incidents of acid violence occurs in different parts of the country therefore a network is a vital strategy to mobilize the survivors. Shetu Bondhon Gori (Let’s Build the Bridge) is unique in the sense that it is the first network for survivors established by survivors of acid violence. It is designed to address these key factors that determine the realities and affect the recovery of survivors firstly Psychological recovery, secondly the socio-economic empowerment. Today the network has 275 members in 7 Districts (Pabna, Sirajgonj , Barisal, Patuakhali, Sathkhira, Dinajpur and Dhaka) supporting each other to combat acid violence and rebuild their lives and livelihoods.
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Publications

MODEL HANDLOOM FACTORY

The tradition of weaving cloth by hand is one of the richest aspects of Bangladesh culture and heritage. Handloom weaving is an important non-agricultural source of livelihood in Bangladesh, and it is the second largest source of rural employment after agriculture.
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Impact Stories

Hawoa Begum Fighting Impacts of Climate Change

Every year the embankment protecting the farmland surrounding the village of Pashurbunia in southern Bangladesh, collapses due to flooding and rising sea levels. Hawoa Begum, 35, explains how the community campaigns for the local authority, Lalua Union, to rebuild the embankment so that their crops and livestock can survive. “Due to high tide and flooding the embankment is collapsing. The water is getting into the crops and the crops can’t grow due to high salinity,” she says. “The salt water is damaging the ponds, the rivers and the crops. Our fishermen can’t make any profit because fish can’t survive in salt water.”
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Networks

Stop Violence Against Women Network

84% of the women and girls respondents from seven cities in Bangladesh face sexually abusive language’-is shown by a study conducted by ActionAid Bangladesh. Total of 54.7 percent women living in urban areas of Bangladesh face violence including physical, psychological, financial, social violence as well as unwanted touches from strangers. Also the lack of effective measures to address sexual harassment at workplaces fail to keep women safe. The presence of an effective mechanism to address sexual harassment
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Campaigns

CLIMATE STRIKE

Overview On Friday, March 15, 2019, in more than 100 countries , students participated in marches protesting inaction on climate change. Expressing solidarity with this global movement, more than 1000 students including children & young people participated in the youth-led demonstrations in Bangladesh as well.
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Publications

TRAINING MANUAL ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

The ready-made garments (RMG) and the leather sectors are two key contributors in Bangladesh economy in terms of employment generation, production, export and foreign exchange earnings. The RMG sector is the first and the leather sector is the fifth major export earning source in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is now the second largest exporter in the global apparel market.
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