|Name of the Program||Strengthen civil society and public institutions to address combating gender based violence and build community resilience to adopt climate change|
|Duration||5 Years (December 2016 - December 2021)|
|Supported by||The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency|
|Description||This is a five-year Project funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) aimed at enhancing the capacity of civil society and public institutions to address violence against women in public and private domain and build greater resilience of vulnerable communities to deal with climate change impacts and natural disasters. The Project is also working to promote gender equality and the protection of women’s human rights by reducing violence women & girls in targeted area.
The Project is promoting a context specific, eco-system friendly and climate adaptive agricultural and livelihood practice in the Coastal, Char, and hilly regions of Bangladesh which will ensure climate resilient agricultural practice, different livelihood options for women and will reduce specific vulnerabilities of women related to violence, livelihoods, health, water, and infrastructure. The voice and opinions of poor and vulnerable women from coastal, Char, and hilly regions will be increasingly heard and discussed at both national and international level. Moreover, awareness at all level especially among men and boys will be increased regarding violence against women and child marriage, they will be able to protest and prevent violence against women.
|Goal||Broad objective of Gender based Violence:
To promote gender equality and the protection of women’s human rights by reducing violence women & girls in targeted area.
To increased social and community especially men and boys awareness of women’s right to safety, security and bodily integrity at home, community and workplace.
To strengthen women’s confidence and leadership to prevent VAWG and increased civil society capacity to monitor implementation of legislation, identify and address institutional constraints and develop strategies to prevent VAWG.
To ensure women workers in RMG sector enjoy security from physical and sexual abuse in the workplace.
Broad Objective Climate Change:
To build greater community resilience to climate change impacts and natural disaster in three climatic and environmentally vulnerable regions in Bangladesh of Coastal Charland and Hilly regions
To support climate vulnerable communities with special emphasis on women in Coastal, Char, and Hilly regions to implement grassroots projects aimed at reducing vulnerability to climate change impacts
To promote knowledge management within networks of partners and non-partner NGOs and CSO’s utilizing best practices for community based climate change adaptation
To promote context specific, eco-system friendly and climate adaptive agricultural and livelihood practices in Coastal, Char, and Hilly regions
To identify and address vulnerability and insecurity of women left behind due to climate induced men-migration by involving the community, civil society and multilevel stakeholders
Broad Objective Governance:
Strengthening of public institutions so that they are able to respond effectively on VAW and climate change through improved cooperation between citizens and duty bearers.
Strengthening capacity of public service institutions to monitor and implement legal provisions regarding safety and security of women and girls in work place and in society.
Making LGIs and public service providers responsive and accountable to ensure that victims of VAW can get quality and prompt services
Establishing linkage between demand side institutions related to climate change
Increased awareness at all levels especially among men and boys that VAWGis a human rights violation, is not acceptable and an offense punishable by law.
Community people take actions to reduce violence and discrimination.
Prevention of child marriage in targeted area and households.
Domestic violence: Women, men, boys and girls in families are able to protest and prevent VAWG
Women and girls are able to access police assistance, and access to services such as medical and legal.
Duty bearers and elected representatives are aware about the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act 2010 and take steps to implement it when domestic violence occurs.
Violence in the workplace:
Employers, workers and their representatives in the RMG sector have better knowledge and understanding of labor rights, women rights, labor law, compliance and workplace violence protection;
Women workers can prevent and protest violence against them through gaining confidence, leadership and negotiation skills;
Women workers enjoy improved social and physical security at work and living places;
Enhanced capacities of employers’ and workers’ organizations to dialogue, prevent and resolve disputes including those of gender concerns;
Factories will be encouraged to have a sexual harassment policy which is implemented.
Overall Climate Change:
|Allocated budget||49000000 SEK|
|Major focus of the Project||To enhance the capacity of civil society and public institutions to address violence against women in public and private domain and build greater resilience of vulnerable communities to deal with climate change|
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