National Girl Child Day celebrations were held in more than 500 locations across Bangladesh on September 30 under the theme, “Girls Are Not Brides, They Conquer the World,” emphasizing the importance of safety and security for girls.
Read how THP-Bangladesh trained animators and women leaders helped the people of the small remote village of Milemari band together and advocate for the construction of a much-needed road.
THP-Bangladesh has established partnerships with 24 more communities who became part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) unions, committed to achieving the MDGs at the local level. THP-Bangladesh also held meetings across the country, engaging over 34,000 community members, on the topic of stopping early marriages and launched a pilot program to provide youth with tools and opportunities for building professional skills.
In May 2013, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh launched a two-year project, supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund, to build the capacity of both the elected local government bodies known as Union Parishads and grassroots civil society to work together to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
In the last half of 2012, THP-Bangladesh mapped out clear goals for community development, ensured good governance in 80 Union Parishads (local government bodies), reported stronger partnerships and celebrated National Girl Child Advocacy Day, the 4th National Convention of the Unleashed Women Network, and the 15th National Youth Conference.
The Hunger Project-Bangladesh came together with the worldwide movement of One Billion Rising on February 14, 2013. In Bangladesh, Uddomey Uttoroney Shotokoti (One Billion Rising) is an alliance of rights groups, government and private sector institutions, students...
In December 2012, a Bangladeshi school girl was brutally abused by a group of men who, despite being identified, went unpunished for nearly a month. In protest of the crime and gross negligence by authorities, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh and the National Girl Child Advocacy forum brought more than 400 people together in a human chain in front of the National Press Club.
Last week, Ame, an activist with THP-Bangladesh and representative of Youth Ending Hunger, visited Ewha Women’s University’s Global Empowerment Program (EGEP) in Korea. Ame shared her experiences with and efforts to combat sexual harassment, known as ‘eve teasing’ in...
Reetika Joshi (pictured here in black jacket) is a member of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team of consultants from Columbia University in New York City working with the THP Global Office and THP-Bangladesh on a Gender Impact Assessment. This...
Asir Uddin and Hasi Khan are a husband-wife team brought together by a common commitment to the vision of a self-reliant Bangladesh. They are dedicated to working with grassroots villagers and empowering them to become the agents of their own development. They support each other every day in this effort.
A.K Manik is part of our Youth Ending Hunger program in Bangladesh. He has established a library in his village, which is actively used by community members and students. Manik also started a literacy center to teach basic literacy and numeracy to villagers.
One unfortunate event after another left Jesmeen drained of assets, deprived of a loved one, and with little prospect for improvement. Still, she never gave up hope for a better future. With the help of THP-Bangladesh, Jesmeen conceived a new vision for her life and gained the skills to put it into action.
Hosne Ara Asma, known as Asma, has been a THP animator in Bangladesh since 1997. After taking part in THP’s special women leaders’ training, she now regularly arranges courtyard meetings on issues such as sanitation, early marriage, nutrition and gender equality. In cooperation with other animators, Asma also runs three adult education centers.
In Bangladesh, the training of local activists, called “animators,” is key to all of our activities. Animator trainings are highly empowering, inspiring, and motivational training programs.
The Hunger Project’s programs in Bangladesh, Uganda and Burkina Faso are helping end child marriages through legislative changes, advocacy, and educational initiatives.
In 2014, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh made great strides in the advancement of women’s rights and the promotion of local leadership.
The Hunger Project’s program partners celebrated International Women’s Day in a variety of ways–from participating in rallies to hosting events focused on women’s rights and empowerment.
On the first morning of “Beijing+20″ – the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women – The Hunger Project hosted a parallel event with BRAC, Helen Keller International and with the support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge.
In 2014, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh remained committed to strengthening local government, promoting voter rights, empowering women’s leadership, halting child marriages and engaging youth to end hunger and bring about change.
In Bangladesh, 45 percent of the total population consists of children below the age of 18, of whom 47 percent are girls. A girl child is not only a future mother but also a great asset to a country's development. As long as girls are treated as inferior and less...
In Bangladesh, trained leaders, called “animators,” and volunteer students lead community reforestation efforts by mobilizing mass-action tree-planting campaigns.
One third of the population in Bangladesh is less than twenty years old. The Hunger Project-Bangladesh is proud to work with this sizable, empowered force for community change. Activists like Poroma Kanya (pictured) engage with Youth Ending Hunger (YEH), the youth...
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between The Hunger Project-Bangladesh and BRAC’s Community Empowerment Program and Integrated Development Program on March 18, 2014 at BRAC Center in Dhaka.