Empowering Women and Adolescents for Social Change Project

Project Summary:

It has been started from January, 2012. In the context of internal migration within the country, usually migration is taken place from rural to urban and Dhaka is the first priority of the rural poor and marginalized people of Bangladesh. They come to Dhaka for employment and usually living in the slums. As women and men of the slums are engaged in activities e.g. domestic work, working in readymade garments, factories, day labor, rickshaw pulling, transport work, construction work, etc around the slum, their mobility is almost absent outside slums i.e. from slum to slum or rural. Many families are living in the slum for two generation and they do not have any plan to migrate somewhere else in near future.

Target Group:
  • Reflection Action Circle ( Group 6 )
  • Sponsorship ( SBK 08 )
  • Youth Group ( 02 )
  • Community journalist Group (01 )
  • Social Audit team ( 01 )
  • Garbage Management Committee( 01 )
  • CMC Group ( 08 )
  • Parents

Working Area: ♦ Sutrapur (ward-45 & 51 ), ♦ Gabtoli (ward 9 )

  • Sponsorship
  • Mainstreaming
  • Awareness
  • Day observation
  • Trade Training ( IGA )
  • Campaign
  • Emergency response
  • Networking
  • Linkage

Advocacy Issues:
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Women friendly Space

Women and girls of slums including city cleaner are empowered to challenge gender based injustice, exercise control over their bodies as well as income they generate, leading to an improvement in their well-being.


1: Leadership of women, girls, and youth together with community have increased capacity to challenge gender based violence, discrimination and harmful traditional practice and leads to enabling violence free environment in the community.

1.1: Strong linkages created of people’s organization with City Corporation, local legal administration and agencies and together with established community protection mechanism and support that enable women and girls to live free of violence.

2: Organized women are benefited from small entrepreneurship (SME) with creating of sustainable income generation options.

3: Outcome: Service providing institutions, financial institution and city corporation became more accountable and responsive in terms of gender responsive service that enhanced access of slum dwellers especially women and youth to service institution.

4: City Corporation implementing progressive tax policies, regulatory systems and equitable distribution of resources for public service provision.