Projects

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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Projects

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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Campaigns

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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Campaigns

DEALING WITH VAW: REAL STEP NOT IN SIGHT YET

We are reminded more often than desirable that social attitude and behaviour is difficult to change. Violence against women (VAW) in Bangladesh is widespread. Its alarming growth over 2004-2009 prompted the government to come up with stringent measures like enactment of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act 2002 (amended 2003), Domestic Violence (Prevention & Protection) Act 2010, Acid Control Act 2002 and Acid Crime Prevention Acts 2002. All these measures earned the government much appreciation both at home and aboard. Despite all these efforts, according to experts, the
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Impact Stories

Story of Khadiza

Reading in class 2, Khadiza is an 8 year old girl belongs to an underprivileged family. People from low income family like her face hurdles as their house could not protect them from the cold, as well as they have inadequate warm clothes
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Impact Stories

Story of Nurnahar

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in supplying safe water to its citizens, yet serious disparities in coverage persist across both rural and urban areas.
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Impact Stories

Story of Selina

Selina Begum, 37 years of age, a confident lady from Nilphamari. In 2008, Selina along with 30 other members engaged in a reflect group arranged by Action Aid to identify problems in their community and taking counter actions.
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