Introduction

ActionAid Bangladesh helps promote social cohesion for young people. AAIB seeks to co- convene, facilitate and co-creator with local struggles and connect with progressive social movements, young people themselves and their movements. With increased emphasis on addressing the need and demands of young people supported by the 7th Five Year plan and Sustainable Development Goals, we will seek to address the causes of unemployment amongst young people and support their transitions through securing decent work.With increased rise in fundamentalism, we seek to promote social cohesion and inclusion of the poor and excluded young women and men and minorities.
Core Areas Include:

  • Strengthened agency of young people, their networks and partners that promotes social cohesion
  • Young people, especially young women and minorities are represented and have opportunities for leadership
  • Access to quality skills development and sustainable income through opportunities for decent work, sustainable employment and resilient livelihoods

Background

Women and young people represent most of the population of Bangladesh as the country is experiencing a demographic divide. AAIB believes that these young people are important innovators and drivers of change.Unfortunately they experience high levels of unemployment and marginalisation. Therefore we wish to continue to invest in children and support their growth, skills and knowledge so they can become contributing citizens of the country. Creating additional governance responsibility of ensuring democratic and accountable practices, the AAIB is committed to engage the excluded and marginalised communities across all programs. According to CSP V, in the fifth phase AAIB will continue working with the frontline victim communities and institutions at all levels to fight the impacts of disasters and in partnership with women and young people.

Global Platform

Global Platforms (GPs) is a network of ActionAid’s for youth-led activism which started their journey in Bangladesh in 2015. We provide innovative training and capacity development for young people to lead social, political and economic change around the world. The Global Platform Bangladesh links up with a network of organisations, and connects our youth activists with these networks to enable them to have direct contact with policy specialists and government officials.

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BFI

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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ACTION FOR IMPACT

There have never been so many young people alive at once at any other point in history. This massive number means that youth is now the main driver of national, social and economic change.

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Our Reach


196 Young People Achieving Self-Employments


545 Young People in Leadership Position


1704 Capacity Building Support


26 Youth Led Organisations Received Support


4930 Young People Participated “Youth Hub”

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Publications

RefugeCraft

Step into our product catalogue, where craftsmanship meets compassion. Each item showcased here is crafted by Rohingya women, blending innovation with necessity. Our catalogue reflects our commitment to quality, functionality, and style, offering a curated collection that caters to your every need. Discover a diverse range of products designed to elevate your lifestyle. We have selected each item to enhance your everyday experiences. Shopping with us is an experience where practicality meets aesthetics. Every product is carefully chosen to ensure both functionality and beauty, serving as companions on your journey, and making every moment more enjoyable and effortless. We strive for excellence in both product quality and service, ensuring that each item in our catalogue exceeds your expectations. Whether you are treating yourself or searching for the perfect gift, our catalogue offers something special for everyone. Join us in exploring a world of endless possibilities, where each product tells a story.
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News

Child Rights Advocacy Coalition Bangladesh (CRAC, B) Organizes “Mock UPR with children” to Empower Child Voices and Foster Government Accountability

Expressing joy, Shopna shared, “Participating in the Mock UPR was not only enjoyable but also enlightening about the UPR (Universal Periodic Review). As members representing different countries, it felt like we were sitting in Geneva, sharing our thoughts and providing recommendations for the development of Child Rights in our country. I felt a sense of significance. I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to participate in the UPR at Geneva and represent my country, Bangladesh.”
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The Power Within

Since its establishment in 1983, ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) has been at the forefront of disaster response and climate change adaptation efforts in Bangladesh. We prioritise gender-sensitive approaches, empowering women as leaders during emergencies. In partnership with UN Women, we are dedicated to empowering Rohingya women and girls in the refugee camp. Our project centred around Multi-purpose Women's Centres (MPWC), aiming to address the diverse needs of this vulnerable population, and recognise the critical role of women in building stronger communities. Our goal is clear: to empower Rohingya women and girls. Through MPWCs, we offer tailored services like psychosocial support, healthcare, leadership training, and livelihood skill development. We equip women with tools to assert their rights, build confidence, and drive change in their communities. This storybook captures the empowering journey of Rohingya women and girls in the world's largest refugee camp. May these stories inspire hope, courage, and meaningful conversations. We must create a world where every woman is valued, respected, and empowered to thrive.
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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 Rights Advocacy Coalition Bangladesh (CRAC, B) Organizes “Mock UPR with children” to Empower Child Voices and Foster Government Accountability

Expressing joy, Shopna shared, “Participating in the Mock UPR was not only enjoyable but also enlightening about the UPR (Universal Periodic Review). As members representing different countries, it felt like we were sitting in Geneva, sharing our thoughts and providing recommendations for the development of Child Rights in our country. I felt a sense of significance. I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to participate in the UPR at Geneva and represent my country, Bangladesh.”
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News

"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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News

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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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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Publications

RefugeCraft

Step into our product catalogue, where craftsmanship meets compassion. Each item showcased here is crafted by Rohingya women, blending innovation with necessity. Our catalogue reflects our commitment to quality, functionality, and style, offering a curated collection that caters to your every need. Discover a diverse range of products designed to elevate your lifestyle. We have selected each item to enhance your everyday experiences. Shopping with us is an experience where practicality meets aesthetics. Every product is carefully chosen to ensure both functionality and beauty, serving as companions on your journey, and making every moment more enjoyable and effortless. We strive for excellence in both product quality and service, ensuring that each item in our catalogue exceeds your expectations. Whether you are treating yourself or searching for the perfect gift, our catalogue offers something special for everyone. Join us in exploring a world of endless possibilities, where each product tells a story.
Read More

Publications

The Power Within

Since its establishment in 1983, ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) has been at the forefront of disaster response and climate change adaptation efforts in Bangladesh. We prioritise gender-sensitive approaches, empowering women as leaders during emergencies. In partnership with UN Women, we are dedicated to empowering Rohingya women and girls in the refugee camp. Our project centred around Multi-purpose Women's Centres (MPWC), aiming to address the diverse needs of this vulnerable population, and recognise the critical role of women in building stronger communities. Our goal is clear: to empower Rohingya women and girls. Through MPWCs, we offer tailored services like psychosocial support, healthcare, leadership training, and livelihood skill development. We equip women with tools to assert their rights, build confidence, and drive change in their communities. This storybook captures the empowering journey of Rohingya women and girls in the world's largest refugee camp. May these stories inspire hope, courage, and meaningful conversations. We must create a world where every woman is valued, respected, and empowered to thrive.
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NETWORKS

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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Become an Activista

Objectives of becoming an Activista

  • Advancement of full, productive and decent work for young women and men
  • Increased acess to quality youth and gender responsive public services
  • Increased youth participation and expanded democratic spaces at all levels of decision making