Provide indigenous women and girls in Bangladesh economic alternatives to prostitution and forced labor. Empower women with skills based education and rights awareness training to improve self-esteem.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In Bangladesh rights of the girl child and women are not widely acknowledged or practiced. Exploitation, abuse and violation of the rights of children and adolescents are prevalent. The rate of this violation multiplies when children and adolescents are indigenous. ACD programs will empower and build life skills in 250 young indigenous women from the Rajshahi and Naogaon districts of Bangladesh.
How will this project solve this problem?
ACD will conduct orientations for women and adolescent girls to make them aware of their rights and enable them to raise their voice against discrimination. In addition there will be life-skills based education and vocational training.
Potential Long Term Impact
By nurturing leadership and entrepreneurship ACD aims to empower the women and adolescent girls of the indigenous minority. They will become aware of and be able to address gender-based disparities and demand their rights in the community.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,453
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,453 . The original project funding goal was $7,200.