Introduction

In our engagement with government and its institutions, we seek to support increased capacity at all levels and influence the implementation of legislation. The investment in strategic engagement with the government at all levels facilitates the identification, and prioritisation of issues, and collaboration with development partners.

Background

ActionAid works with tax power, redistributive justice & accountable and transparent public services with the people who need help the most. We seek to continue our advocacy and engagement with communities that enable the poor and excluded to advocate for their rights and have access to public services against the backdrop of shrinking and/or reduced space for civil society.
Core Areas Include:

  • Tax power, redistributive Justice & accountable and transparent Public Services
  • Deepening democracy and civic space
  • Responsible business practices and ensuring workers’ rights

Rana Plaza incident: Survivors are yet to recover

This year Rana Plaza tragedy marked 6th year of the largest industrial accident in the country’s history taking place. Bangladesh RMG sector saw comprehensive reforms and improvements in different areas such as workplace

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"Play, Learn & Grow" Transforming Lives Through Enriched Child Spaces

ActionAid Bangladesh's project, "Play, Learn & Grow” supported by ActionAid Italy, marks a significant milestone as it completes a successful 12 months of implementation.
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Empowering Shishu Bikash Kendro by Edotco & ActionAid

The partnership between ActionAid Bangladesh and Edotco Group seeks to establish a reliable and environmentally sustainable electricity supply in areas where ActionAid Bangladesh works.
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"Play, Learn & Grow" Transforming Lives Through Enriched Child Spaces

ActionAid Bangladesh's project, "Play, Learn & Grow” supported by ActionAid Italy, marks a significant milestone as it completes a successful 12 months of implementation.
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Empowering Shishu Bikash Kendro by Edotco & ActionAid

The partnership between ActionAid Bangladesh and Edotco Group seeks to establish a reliable and environmentally sustainable electricity supply in areas where ActionAid Bangladesh works.
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#Child-Led Climate Action at Chanpara Community: #Fund Our Future for a Sustainable World: # Uniting for Climate Justice and Child Rights in 2023

On October 18, 2023, the youth of Chanpara, Bangladesh, assumed a prominent role in the 'Fund our Future' climate justice campaign. They were joined by 280 individuals representing diverse backgrounds, uniting to raise awareness about the adverse effects of climate change in their vulnerable region. The community faces a multitude of challenges, including pollution, overcrowded and substandard housing, a high population density often linked to poverty, and a general lack of environmental consciousness.
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Empowering Children for Climate Action: A Shyamnagar Success Story

Together, we can combat climate change! 🌿#ClimateAction #Fund Our Future #Climate Crisis and Child Rights Crisis"
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Promoting Environmental Awareness and Action: Combating Plastic Pollution and Reducing Fossil Fuel Use

Awareness and action for a healthy environment are growing among the people. World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5th, focuses on solutions to plastic pollution. In Bakalia, activities included an art competition on "Solutions to plastic pollution" with 128 children participating. A rally and discussion sessions raised public awareness, while a workshop engaged 56 participants, including students, youth, parents, teachers, and local elites. Tree plantation activities were conducted at various locations, and saplings were distributed to schools and families. A cycle rally, awareness campaign, leaflet distribution, and community-wide initiatives involved participants from different groups. These efforts promote awareness and action to combat plastic pollution and protect the environment.
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Child Change Makers Lead the Way: Taking Action for a Sustainable Future

To observe the One Million Mobilization Campaign, initiatives were undertaken in the Sunamganj and Ghoraghat working areas.
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Introducing Sahakom Mobile App: Empowering Child Sponsorship Communication through Training of Trainers

ActionAid Bangladesh is thrilled to announce the launch of the Sahakom Mobile App, a groundbreaking technology designed to revolutionize the way we communicate and connect with child sponsors.
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ClimateInjustice #WaterCrisis

I joined my ActionAid Bangladesh colleagues and volunteers engaged in the preparedness initiatives to mitigate the impact of #cycloneMocha.
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PROJECTS

Rana Plaza incident: Survivors are yet to recover

This year Rana Plaza tragedy marked 6th year of the largest industrial accident in the country’s history taking place. Bangladesh RMG sector saw comprehensive reforms and improvements in different areas such as workplace
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EMPOWERING WOMEN RMG WORKERS PROJECT BANGLADESH

ActionAid Bangladesh has been working with the RMG workers for empowering them to claim their rights. The purpose of the project is to improve the working conditions of the workers. To reach its objective we seek to raise awareness on the Bangladesh Labour Law (BLL) 2006 among the workers as well as the management. The approach follows Peer educator techniques and the train the trainer methods to enable the RMG workers in order to create a bottom‐up pressure of rights enablement that eventually will contribute to the betterment of the working conditions as well as the gender friendly workplace. Another approach of our work is women’s café. This woman's café is a place where the women workers are gathered to receive the training on labour law as well as their rights. The workers also conduct meeting and have some game on their rights in this café.

MAINSTREAMING THE UN GUIDING PRINCIPLES (UNGP) ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE BANGLADESH GARMENT, LEATHER AND TANNERY INDUSTRIES

Garment, leather and tannery industries have emerged as the biggest earner of foreign currency in Bangladesh which provided employment opportunities to both women and men (mostly women) from the rural areas who often face violations and exploitation in the workplace.

CAMPAIGNS

BUDGET OLYMPIAD

An alternative model styled as “Budget Olympiad” was developed to popularize the budget discourse among the young people. Budget Olympiad is mainly a national level contest among young people and students to popularize and stimulate the national budgetary issue. After participating in the contests at local level and regional level, the qualified participants gather at National level to take part for final event. The winners are awarded as budget campaigners to move onward with their knowledge and concerns of budget literacy.
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TAX TRIBUNAL

ActionAid Bangladesh organized a tax tribunal in 2018 to mobilize people around the issues of dependence of indirect tax as a key source of revenue which is a burden for the poor and corporate tax avoidance; and initiate a dialogue among stakeholders to demand progressive tax policies.
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HALT CORPORATE TAX

Taking the momentum of November 30, 2017- declared as Tax Day by the government of Bangladesh, a two-week action was planned at the local and national level around corporate taxes and its roles as a key source of revenue to fund public services. The core objectives of this campaign were to raise awareness and generate discussion around issues related to corporate tax avoidance, illicit financial flow and harmful tax incentives, role of corporate taxes as an alternate mechanism of revenue generation vis-à-vis indirect taxes such as VAT. The main demand was “Halt corporate tax avoidance and generate revenue from corporate taxes.”
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NETWORKS

Under Networks, we have Women's Cafe, DBM(Democratic budget movement) 2019.

Networks

YOUNG FEMINIST NETWORK

The Young Feminist Network seeks to bring together young individuals into a platform to promote the freedoms of young women and increase the country’s feminist movement. Objective of the network or alliance : Bring young people together into a platform what would advance young women’s rights and scale up the feminist movement in the country. Currently, 10 youth organization are connected with Young Feminist Network.
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Networks

LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND

The “Leave no one behind” network is supported and coordinated by the ICSO (International Civil Society Organizations); a consortium of 12 partners working to enhance many of these marginalized communities with outstanding outreach and experience reaching them all over the world.
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Networks

DBM 2019

National budget or public budget is not just a dream or a vision, it is the reflection of the aspiration of 16 million people in independent Bangladesh and It is a matter of constitutional rights of all citizens of the country.
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WOMEN’S CAFE

In Bangladesh, most of the workers of readymade garment (RMG) industries are women. The workers of this sector are rarely aware of their rights, and hardly get any time for recreation due to workplace and family responsibility. Women’s Café is an innovative approach to create a breathing place for the women factory workers. They come to the space for acquiring knowledge on rights related issues, and share personal issues with other workers.
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