Prevent Sex Trafficking of Women in Bangladesh

by ACD, Association for Community Development


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


IDEX: Countries: Bangladesh
Anti-Slavery – ACD Background
AIDSmap HIV worldwide, Understanding Vulnerability

Organization Information

ACD, Association for Community Development

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Katherine Zavala
Project Leader:
Katherine Zavala
ACD Program Coordinator
San Francisco, CA United States
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Funded Project!

Thanks to 39 donors like you, a total of $3,453 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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