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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

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.


Specific Objectives:

•  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


Specific objectives:

•  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.


Specific objectives:

•  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


Overall GBV:

•  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:

•  Better climate resilient community in vulnerable areas where women are in the forefront of determining coping mechanism

•  Reduced specific vulnerabilities of women related to violence, livelihoods, health, water, and infrastructure

•  Climate resilient agricultural practice ensured and agricultural variety introduced and practiced

•  Marginalized climate vulnerable people (specially women) got access to land and other natural resources

•  Different livelihood options of women practiced and protected year round for the climate vulnerable people

•  Network of NGOs and community developed for knowledge management and advocacy

•  Public policies (including local development and risk reduction plans and programs) related to climate change implemented in project locations

•  Voice and opinions of poor and vulnerable women from Coastal, Char, and Hilly regions are increasingly heard and discussed at both national and international level


Overall Governance:


•  Enhanced active civic participation in the governance of local government and public service delivery institutions.

•  Opportunities for common citizen to be aware, claim and realize citizen rights and entitlements.

•  Improved capacity of public service institutions to disclose and deliver information related to VAW.

•  Enhanced responsiveness of institutions in entitlements of citizens and combating VAW

•  Local justice institutions (VC, ADR, Salish, etc.) are strengthened to support common people.

•  LGI plan and budget reflects that women issues and climate change are increasingly addressed.

Target Beneficiary  
Geographical coverage
SL District Upazila
01 Bagerhat Rampal,Mongla
02 Bandarban Naikhongchhari,Bandarban Sadar,Thanchi,Ruma,ALIKADAM,Lama,Rowangchhari,Rowangchhari
03 Barguna Taltali
04 Bhola Lalmohan
07 Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar,FULCHHARI,Gaibandha Sadar,FULCHHARI
08 Jhenaidah Kaliganj,Kotchandpur,Shailkupa,JHENAIDAHA SADAR,Harinakunda,Maheshpur
09 Kurigram Chilmari,Chilmari,Phulbari
10 Patuakhali KALA PARA
11 Rajshahi BOALIA,MATIHAR,Charghat,Durgapur
12 Rangamati Langadu,NANIARCHAR,NANIARCHAR,Rangamati Sadar,Barkal
13 Satkhira Shyamnagar,Kaliganj,Shyamnagar,Satkhira Sadar,Satkhira Sadar,Shyamnagar
14 Sirajganj Sirajganj Sadar
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
Number and Partner Organization
SL Name Address Theme
01 ASHIKA Manabik Unnayan Kendra Kambhe House(1st Floor),K.K.Roy Road CC
02 Chandradip Development Society -CDS Munir Bug, Nazir Mahallah, Hospital Road, Barisal-8200, Bangladesh CC
03 Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK) Nashratpur CC
04 Hill Flower Bijan Sarani,North Kalindipur, CC
05 Jagrata Juba Shangha 35/8 TB Cross Road,, Khulna CC
06 Nabolok Parishad House #163, Road #11, Nirala R/A, Khulna-9100, Bangladesh CC
07 Nazrul Smriti Sangsad-NSS Sweden Palace (1st Floor), Pallabi RA, Upazila-Amtali, District-Barguna Post Code: 8710, Bangladesh CC
08 Tahzingdong Old Rajbari Road, Madhym para CC
09 Village Education Resource Center B-30, Ekhlas Uddin Khan Road, Anandapur, Bangladesh CC
10 AID FOUNDATION AID Complex, Shatbaria, PO Box: 03 Jhenaidah -7300, Bangladesh GBV
11 Association for Community Development H-41, Sagarpara GBV
12 Awaj Foundation 5/F, (3rd Floor), Rasulbagh, Mohakhali GBV
13 Bolipara Nari Kalyan Samity Balaghata, Bandarban GBV
14 Karmojibi Nari 67/B, Indira Road (West Raja Bazar), Tejgaon, Dhaka - 1215, Bangladesh GBV
15 Mahideb Jubo Somaj Kallayan Somity Village: Mahideb, Post: Jummahat, Post code:5620 GBV
16 National Development Programme NDP Bhaban, Bagbari, Shahidnagar GBV
17 SOHAY 71, Khash Villa, Alkasuddin sarak, Dhakkinkhan GBV
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