Bangladesh

    Contrasting gender discriminations and promoting social development in order to amplify the life opportunities of children and adolescents in 5 Dhaka slums (Azimpur, Mohammadpur, Rayerbazar, Pallabi, Baunya-Badh)
    Type: Adolescents’ empowerment and child protection
    Local Partners: Aparajeyo Bangladesh (AB), Association for the Realisation of Basic Needs (ARBAN)
    Direct beneficiaries: 6500 children and adolescents (10-18 years old) living in Dhaka slums and their families, 50 teachers of 30 primary and secondary schools; 2000 parents and guardians engaged in the sensitization program and campaigns on gender issues and community mobilization.
    Indirect beneficiaries: 30.000 community members of 5 Dhaka slums.
    Description: The project has the long-term objective of improving the living conditions of children and adolescents and contributing to establish more egalitarian gender relations, by expanding the choices’ opportunities of children/adolescents, especially girls, in crucial areas such as education, work, marriage and contrasting all forms of abuse, harassment and violence. Specifically, the project aims to encourage and promote the children and adolescent girls’ education to prevent child labor, early marriage and gender violence as well as to create a safer environment in schools, families and communities in 5 slums of Dhaka by raising awareness and social mobilization. The schools and education centers of the project’s partners will be the key platform for organizing a range of activities (Participatory Action Research, gender education sessions for adolescents and parents, adolescent clubs, theater for development and community-based child protection committees) which will engage different stakeholders (children, adolescents, teachers, families and members of the community) and operate on different levels (individual, social, communal) in order to open up spaces for debate and renegotiation of socially constructed gender norms, discourage students’ dropout promote community-based protection mechanisms for the children and adolescents.
    Source of Funding: Agenzia Italia Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (AICS) / Terre des Hommes Italia
    Start date: 01/01/2016
    End date: 31/12/2018

    Children Advancement Project (CAP)
    Type: Education, Primary Healthcare, Protection
    Direct beneficiaries: 1,063 children and adolescents
    Indirect beneficiaries: 5,300 family members of the direct beneficiaries
    Description: The project is implemented in the district of Kurigram, one of the areas in Bangladesh with higher rates of poverty, malnutrition and early marriage. It strives to build child protection networks by providing to children and adolescents from vulnerable families access to education (primary and secondary) and educational material, access to primary health care, opening up multiple spaces for dialogue among different stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, local authorities) to bring about a change on the practice of early marriage, the patriarchal and unequal gender norms, to introduce models of homestead vegetable gardens and promote healthier and more balanced diet intake
    Source of funding: TDH Italia children sponsorship
    Start date: 01/01/2008

    Providing Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education and Social Support to Urban Disadvantaged Children and Adolescents – Sponsorship Component
    Type: Education, Primary Healthcare, Protection
    Local partner: Aparajeyo Bangladesh (AB)
    Direct beneficiaries: 1628 children and adolescents
    Indirect beneficiaries: 8,000 family members of the direct beneficiaries
    Description: Life conditions of children in 4 slum areas of Dhaka are improved through education and community mobilization on child rights issues
    The project aims to improve the life conditions of disadvantaged children and adolescents living in 4 slums of Dhaka (Azimpur, Mohammadpur, Pallabi, Rayerbazar) through access to primary and secondary education, primary health care services and community mobilization for child protection. Children, adolescents, teachers, parents, community members and local authorities are oriented on child rights and main violations of these rights in their areas. Moreover, they will be mobilized to intervene in cases of child abuse and violence, referring these incidents to the institutional protection mechanisms
    Source of funding: TDH Italia children sponsorship
    Start date: 01/01/2005

    Education and Social Support for the Children and Adolescents Living in Baunya-Badh slum – Sponsorship Component
    Type: Education, Primary Healthcare, Psycho-social Support and Child Protection
    Local partner: Association for Realisation of Basic Needs (ARBAN)
    Direct beneficiaries: 716 children and adolescents
    Indirect beneficiaries: 3.500 family members of the direct beneficiaries
    Description: The project aims to contribute mitigating the conditions of poverty and improve the living situation of disadvantaged and marginalized children and adolescents living in one slum of Dhaka, Baunya-Badh, providing access to primary and secondary education, primary health care and psycho-social counseling services. Community based child protection mechanisms are operational and can rely on a map of resources and services located in the slum and developed by the project
    Source of funding: TDH Italia children sponsorship
    Start date: 01/01/2014

    Jukta Hoe Mukta (United We Stand)
    Type: Safe internal migration
    Local Partners: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), Phulki, Aparajeyo Bangladesh (AB), Association for the Realization of the Basic Needs (ARBAN), DALIT, Occupational Safety Health Environment (OSHE) Foundation, Shobujer Ovijan Foundation (SOF)
    Direct beneficiaries: In the South West part of Bangladesh: 1.000 adolescent girls/ young women belonging to marginalized communities (dalit, outcast) living in areas affected by climate changes. Dhaka District: 35.000 actual and potential garments’ workers, mainly young women
    Indirect beneficiaries: 145.000 people, included the family members of the direct beneficiaries, both in the South West and in Dhaka slums, employers, members of the Community Management Committees
    Description: The project has the long term objective to ensure that potential and already migrant adolescent girls/ young women working in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector experience safe, secure and enabling working environment and fulfilling social conditions. In details, the project aims at ensuring, on one side, that potential and already migrant adolescent girls/ young women from marginalized communities living in Dhaka slums make informed choices (social, economic and professional) regarding migration and work in the RMG sector. On the other side, organized women workers of the RMG sector and slum based adolescent girls/ young women are actively participating in the decision making process and are able to advocate for their interests.
    The project is implemented partly in Khulna District, in the South West of Bangladesh, where a series of awareness programs with young women and local authorities will increase their knowledge and understanding on safe migration risks and opportunities in destination areas, life coping skills, women’s rights, including basic human rights and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) (R1), and partly in Dhaka Division. After deciding to migrate, in the Northern outskirts of Dhaka (Gazipur), the young women have access to marketable Vocational Training skills where they can learn how to use the same machineries they will find inside the factories and they will be supported in their job placement (R2). In Gazipur industrial area, the migrated young women, as well as the others already living in the slums, continue to receive social, informational and rights based support, including health, through the opening of 6 Women’s Cafes. In addition, in case of violations of basic human rights or only to clarify certain issues related to their job and/or personal life, a helpline number is operative 24 hours a day. In the same areas and in some other slums (Azimpur, Baunya-Badh, Mohammadpur, Rayerbazar), in 10 Day Care Centres (DCC), teachers and caregivers are taking care of the children while their mothers are working. In Pallabi slum, instead, 2.000 adolescent girls are virtually connected through the development of an App for mobile phones: through it, they can share information about the service providers available in their neighbourhood in terms of education, health, security and also start, through an emergency button, a specific process in case of any emergency situation (R3). Last but not least, through the project, RMG Workers’ Groups will be formed and strengthened to be able to interact with the factories’ management and motivate them to advocate for their interests and rights (R4).
    Source of Funding: European Union (EuropeAid) / Terre des Hommes Italia
    Start date: 01/02/2016
    End date: 31/01/2019

    Research on the Dalit Livelihood in Khulna Division in comparison to the Poor of the ‘Mainstream’ Communities
    Type: Research – Longitudinal study
    Local partner: DALIT
    Direct beneficiaries: For each cycle, 700 members of the community, both Dalits and Bengali ‘mainstream’ will be targeted for data collection
    Indirect beneficiaries: Development stakeholders, Government of Bangladesh and dalit community
    Description:
    The longitudinal study will be carried out in Khulna district where Terre des Hommes is already working with a safe internal migration project involving dalit communities. The study foresees three research cycles to understand behavioral change in the target groups. Dalit community use to be discriminated due to their lineage and, within them, violations of human rights, especially of women and children, reach dramatic levels. The research goals are multifold: 1. Determine the relative poverty of the dalit compared to the poor ‘mainstream’ community, to understand the extent of Dalits’ discrimination; 2. Identify the traditional professions the dalit community and their relevance in the labor market; 3. Understand and analyze the dynamics within dalit families and community as a result of internal and / or international migration of a female family member; 4. Recommend specific intervention areas to mitigate the deprivation and discrimination of Dalits.
    Source of funding: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
    Start date: 01/05/2017
    End date: 30/04/2019

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