Commitment of Young Generation: Aiming 50:50 in Gender Equality by 2030
Steps Towards Development and World Vision Bangladesh organize a grand youth mobilization titled ‘Commitment of Young Generation: Aiming 50:50 in Gender Equality by 2030’ to observe the International Women’s Day 2016 at Abdul Karim Shahitya Bisharad Auditorium in Bangla Academy premises in Dhaka City. Discussion session and cultural program were taken place in the event.
The program was enlightened by the presence of Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, Honorable Speaker of National Parliament of Bangladesh, as chief guest, Meher Afroze Chumki MP, State Minister to the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, as special guest. Details
Women’s presence, participation in media comes down in 10 years
The recently published Global Media Monitoring Project 2015’s Bangladesh report was shared in a program organized by the Gender in Media Forum at National Press Club on Sunday.
Since 1995 under the GMMP, one day’s news have been reviewed in different countries, lastly in 114 countries, from perspective of gender analysts to provide necessary advocacy.
In Bangladesh, the initiative was taken first in 2005, then in 2010 and lastly in 2015.
In 2015, the project officials reviewed news of March 25 published in eight national and four local newspapers and broadcast by eight television channels, three radio channels and posted by two online news portals. Details
National Sharing on 8th CEDAW Shadow Report
Citizens’ Initiatives on CEDAW, Bangladesh (CIC-BD) is a platform of 53 non-government women and human rights organizations working for the full ratification and implementation of CEDAW recently developed 8th CEDAW Shadow Report 2015. The report addresses all the Concluding Observation provided by the Un CEDAW Committee. Details
Fortnight Activism on Violence Against Women and Girls
Steps Towards Development observed 16 days activism violence against women and girls with enthusiasm with the active engagement of youth in 13 districts with the assistance of local networks and NGOs. The programs were partially supported by ‘Aparajita-Political Empowerment of Women, Agnijita- Political Empowerment of Marginalized Women through Responsive Governance and Services and Active Citizens Youth Leadership Programme’. Details
Death Anniversary Observation of Sufia Kamal
The programs to observe death anniversary of Sufia Kamal were took place in four divisions and in 13 districts in between 22-30 November 2015 with the assistance of local networks and NGOs. The programs were partially supported by ‘Aparajita-Political Empowerment of Women, Agnijita- Political Empowerment of Marginalized Women through Responsive Governance and Services’. Details
Women's Political Empowerment : Gender Responsive Governance and Services, Experience of APARAJITA Program.
Steps Towards Development hosted a National Sharing on “APARAJITA Political Empowerment of Women: Gender Responsive Governance and Services” on 4 November 2015 at 9:30 am at CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka. Organizations represented at the Alliance include Democracywatch, Khan Foundation and PRIP Trust. Honorable State Minister for the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA) Meher Afroze Chumki, MP was present as the chief guest of the program. Member of Parliament Fazilatunnesa Indira MP, Chhobi Biswas MP, Nazmul Haq Prodhan MP, Jebunnesa Afroz Hiron MP, Sagufta Yasmin Emily MP, Kazi Rozy MP, Selina Jahan Lita MP were the special guests of the program, Maleka Banu, General Secretary, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, Representative from Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Bangladesh and Chief Executives of Aparajita Alliance Organizations was also present as Guest of Honor. Ms. Rekha Saha, Director Steps Towards Development presented a Study findings on “APARAJITA Experience on Political Empowerment of Women: Gender Responsive Governance and Services.” In the study, the contribution of women political leaders in the arena of Gender Responsive Governance and Services at Local Government was reflected. The chief guest Honorable State Minister for the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA) expressed that; “Present “Pro-women” government is formulating laws and provisions and taking positive initiatives for women advancement, but as the empowerment process is a lengthy and continues process it will take much time and there will be so many obstacles. We have to face it and take our movement forward. Joint initiatives from government, civil society organizations and development partners required to achieve the ultimate goal.