The development organization Brac plans to launch programs to help raise the voices of oppressed and destitute women through outreach at the local level to establish their rights.
To formulate a future plan of action and recommendations in this regard, five NGO partners of Brac held a workshop on Monday entitled “Annual progress and sharing of experiences” at Cox’s Bazar, jointly supported by Australian Aid and Brac, according to a statement. Press.
Addressing the event, Mr Nasim Ahmed, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development and Human Resources) of Cox’s Bazar, said the issue of the rights and dignity of poor people is more important than their development.
He also focused on ensuring social inclusion and building a knowledge-based society.
Participants at the event said that Brac will take steps to ensure that awareness of women’s rights is created by disseminating the voices of oppressed women in society.
Md Abdul Matin Shardar, host community program manager for Brac’s humanitarian crisis management program, called on NGOs to come up with innovative ideas by adapting to changing situations.
Brac will also help strengthen partnership activities with its NGO partners in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The five NGO partners are Society for Health Extension and Development (SHED), Program for Helpless and Lagged Societies (PHALS), Alliance for Cooperation and Legal Aid Bangladesh (ACLAB), Jago Nari Unnayan Sangstha (JNUS) and Nongor, a non-organization for-profit working for the Rohingya.
The HCMP in Brac works with particular emphasis on the social cohesion of host communities, improving the standard of living of people with disabilities and women’s rights.
Didarul Alam Rashed, Executive Director of Nongor; Tariqul Islam, Executive Director of ACLAB: Sheuli Sharma, Executive Director of JNUS; spoke to the function.