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Giving a voice to women representatives

Around 2,000 female public representatives of rural Bangladesh will be trained this year for promoting their leadership skills, says Unicef. The UN body and the National Institute of Local Government (NILG) have initiated the programme for the elected women representatives of Union Parishads (UPs) and Upazila Parishads (UZPs) in 20 women bdselected districts. The overall goal of the initiative is to build capacity of elected women representatives and officials of local government institutions focussing on improved awareness of child rights...

Women entrepreneurs to get 50pc discount in DITF

Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) organized an award giving ceremony today entitled “BWCCI Progressive Award 2014” in cooperation with Grameenphone Limited at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh, KIB auditoriam in the city. Commerce Minister Tofael Ahmed was the chief guest of the program while Abdul Matlub Ahmad, President, FBCCI was the special guest and Mahmood Hossain, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer participated at the event as guests of honor. Press Release picSelima Ahmad, president of Banglade...

Working to end violence against women, girls

In Bangladesh, domestic violence is a serious problem for women and girls who live in poverty. These women and girls are beaten or attacked in the one place they should feel safe—their homes. It is difficult to change this situation because of deep-rooted customs. But a group of non-profit organizations is working to bring change to thousands of the country’s poor. [caption id="attachment_16617" align="alignleft" width="300"]Gender Volunteers in a slum in Dhaka listen to a lecture on reproductive health. (Amy Yee for VOA News) Volunteers in a slum in Dhaka...

Grassroots efforts to end violence against women

In Bangladesh, domestic violence against women and girls who live in slum areas is widespread. Efforts to improve the situation are difficult because of ingrained cultural norms. But a campaign by a group of non-profit organizations is trying to spark change among thousands of the country’s poor. women violenceIn a slum in Dhaka, 10 people sit in a narrow lane between small homes with tin roofs. Women with colorful shawls on their heads sit on a mat next to four men. They listen as two female health workers talk about sexually tra...

BWCCI demands Tk 100cr grant for women entrepreneurs

A 9 delegation from Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BWCCI) led by its immediate past President Sangita Ahmed submitted some proposals for the fiscal year 2015-16 in the “Pre-Budget Discussion Session” called by Begum Rowshan Ershad, leader of the opposition of Bangladesh Parliament, at National Parliament Bhaban. The proposals are: [caption id="attachment_16308" align="alignleft" width="300"]SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES[/caption] Continuation of 100 cores taka as grant for women entrepreneurship development as...

ICT industry: A boon for women’s employment

Bangladesh has made strong strides in accelerating growth over the last decades. However, the country needs to grow around 8% yearly to reach middle income status. Innovation and use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) can help end poverty and boost shared prosperity. The World Bank, in partnership with Microsoft, organized a two-day ‘Innovation for Impact” workshop to support local ict women 2Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in integrating ICT into their work, which in turn would help these NGOs create jobs, especially for wo...