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Women taking charge from top to bottom

Rani Mondal searches the floor of the riverbed with her fingers, craning her neck above the water. The river is home to a farm of clawing crabs. “It hurts a lot when you are bitten but you apply salt and Savlon and go to the doctor’s if it gets septic,” Mondal said. An award-winning crab farmer living on the edge of the Bay of Bengal, she used to be extremely poor. Her village has been battered repeatedly by cyclones, making the ground too salty for large-scale agriculture. [caption id="attachment_20028" align="alignright" width="650"]Rani Mondal (centre) and fellow crab farmers, who work...
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BWCCI training under INSPIRED programme

Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) organized a 4 days long training of trainers (ToT) from 18 August 2015 at Centre for Human Resources Development at BURO Bangladesh Tangail Office. PhotoThe project ‘Socio- economic empowerment of women through promotion of natural fiber-based products from agricultural wastages’ under INSPIRED program funded by European Union and Ministry of Industries, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. BWCCI has been implementing the project to build capacity of 2000 women entrepreneurs for pr...

New project launched for vulnerable women

A new project titled the “Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO)” was launched on Sunday to support over 4400 poor women in the rural areas of Satkhira and Kurigram districts. women in BDImplemented by the Local Government Division of Bangladesh, this five-year project is aimed at the most vulnerable rural poor women. The UNDP, Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDGF), the Spanish Government and International Labour Organization (ILO) are providing financial assistance to the project, reports BSS. “The subs...

A click on the computer can help moms in Bangladesh

People in Utah County can help moms and babies in Bangladesh without ever having to travel to the country or even donating any money to a cause. Dr. Helen Feltovich is a high-risk obstetrician at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo and has created a new project for equipment to help those in need. The public can help her team get funding for the project by helping them be selected as a “People’s Choice Award” winner. They may log onto to cast a vote. [caption id="attachment_18339" align="alignright" width="576"]Women in Bangla...
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Malaysia mulling sourcing maids from Bangladesh

There appears to be no end to the problems surrounding the shortage of foreign maids in Malaysia. Currently, there are some 150,000 foreign domestic helpers working legally in this country, most of them Indonesians and Filipinas. With the two source nations – Indonesia and the Philippines – having declared their intentions to cease supplying maids to Malaysia, it is high time the government weaned itself off its dependence on those two countries. maids from BDWith Malaysians generally shunning employment in the domestic help sector, the g...

Women entrepreneurs seek own bank

Country’s women entrepreneurs Sunday demanded determination of sectoral growth of small and medium enterprises (SME) clusters and special allocation for them in the new budget for faster expansion of their business. The Women Entrepreneurs Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) also sought establishment of a separate bank styled “Women Bank” with a sizeable amount of paid-up capital allocation in the fiscal budget. bankAddressing a press conference in Sheuti conference room in the city, WEAB founder-president Nasreen Fatema Awal also demanded allocation for capac...