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.
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.
Project Leader: Katherine Zavala ACD Program Coordinator San Francisco,
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