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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...