Publications

ROHINGYA RESPONSE

In line with its core mandate, AAB is implementing a women-centred emergency response to support the Rohingya refugees. Our work is focused on the Protection rights of the women and girls. Find out our response and key interventions on Rohingya crisis.
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News

AN AFTERNOON AT HAPPY HOME WITH ICCHE DANA

Happy Home children are always enthusiastic about learning new things, new skills. This December 2018, the children enjoyed a cheerful afternoon with the team of Jol Pore Pata Nore, a monthly children’s magazine.
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Publications

SPOTLIGHT ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN BANGLADESH TRENDS AND SOLUTIONS

National data on Violence Against Women (VAW) has shown that women in Bangladesh still suffer from chronic abuse, torture and violence in their homes. In this report, JNNPF, a coalition of local, grassroots VAW prevention advocacy and victim support organisations, has compiled district level data to assess the overall situation regarding VAW in Bangladesh. The report has commissioned by ActionAid Bangladesh.
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Publications

CALL FOR PAPER: INTERNATIONAL WATER CONFERENCE 2019

ActionAid Bangladesh is organizing the third International Water Conference on January 29- 30, 2019. This Conference will go beyond disciplinary boundaries to embrace multidisciplinary perspectives on water and transboundary rivers, covering a range of thematic areas.
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Blog

RUBY SAID- “NO”: ONE YEAR AFTER THE INFLUX

It was a hot summer afternoon at the Balukhali 2 Camp. I was talking to a few girls there. I wanted to know about their life in Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar. And there she was. Let’s say her name was Ruby. Now, Ruby was smiling shyly while the other girls were teasing her. Being curious, I wanted to know what the reason was. One of the girls said Ruby talks to her would-be husband all night long. And for that, she keeps four cell phones. The girl is only at her adolescence; 15 or 16 years old at best. I reminded Ruby of the proper age for a girl to get married. After all, she was still a child. To my happy surprise, Ruby smiled back and said, “I am not marrying now. I will be 18 before he will come to meet me.”
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Blog

ONE YEAR MARK OF THE ROHINGYA EXODUS AND ARTICLE 14 OF THE DHAKA DECLARATION

In April 2018 ActionAid and partners adopted the Dhaka Declaration at the International Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and pledged to uphold its clauses.
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Blog

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2018: AN ACTIONAID BANGLADESH WAY FOR CLAIMING SAFE SPACES FOR YOUTH

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) is working with the young people and their constituencies, across the level, to empower and helping them become active citizens and change agents to challenge the unequal and unjust power relationship embedded in the social and political structures. 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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Annual Reports, Publications

ANNUAL REPORT 2017

The “Annual Report 2017” highlights all the major events and achievements of ActionAid Bangladesh across all fronts in the calendar year of 2017. The year was a crucial year in relevance to the humanitarian crisis as it witnessed natural disasters such as flash floods and landslides, one after another.
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Blog

YOUNG PEOPLE’S DEMANDS IN ACHIEVING SDGS

Ever since its launch in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become this new buzzword across the world. Even more so, in the development sector. The guidelines to this generation’s moon shot- the SDGs state that participation across all sectors- government, private and the community, is critically essential in reaching the SDGs by 2030. The government of Bangladesh submitted a VNR on the progress of SDGs in 2017, and as development practitioners, we are keen on supplementing these efforts.
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Blog

PERSONAL IS POLITICAL

Personal is political’, often quoted feminist perspective was popping in my head since June 20th, the international refugee day. During and post partition of India our mother, Kamela, was living in India, Suri, a provincial town and also in Kolkata. She got married in 1949 and gave birth to her first child in January 1950. Having spent 4 months post the delivery of her child in Suri she moved back to Kolkata with her daughter. As the riots in Kolkata got ugly she and her husband were advised to leave Kolkata and take refugee in Dhaka.
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Publications

INVISIBLE SCARS: FIVE YEARS AFTER RANA PLAZA

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) has worked closely with the survivors and families of the deceased since 2013. AAB provided emergency support during the rescue and developed a comprehensive database of approximately 1400 survivors in 2013. Since 2013 AAB has been using the database to periodically collect information to track the progress of the survivors and families of deceased.
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