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Bangladesh

Bangladesh Celebrates Girl Child Day

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.

THP-Bangladesh Secures Local Government Commitment to MDG Achievement

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.

Building Participatory Democracy from the Bottom Up in Rural Bangladesh

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.

THP-Bangladesh Organizes Human Chain for One Billion Rising

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...

Human Chain Protests Violence Against Girls in Bangladesh

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.

Activist from Bangladesh Shares Her Story in Korea

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...

Graduate Student Consults with THP-Bangladesh

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...

Putting a Vision into Action, THP-Bangladesh

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.

Woman Leader in Bangladesh Prioritizes Education

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.

Women Rising in Bangladesh

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.

Celebrating Girl Children in Bangladesh

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...

Empowering Youth Parliament Leaders in Bangladesh

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...