Our programme to combat gender-based violence against women and girls include land induced violence, sexual and gender-based violence, and domestic violence. In order to expel women from property rights, silent and open violence against women and girls has been increasing day by days. Within the sharp scarcity of income and food amid covid-19, women landowners are forced to sell their only assets i.e. land. In addition, women and girls are facing increased domestic violence during the covid-19, that highlighting patriarchy culture, needs to response and address mechanism as well. Programme includes following activities:
- Member to member trust building by facilitating women groups and federation
- Building awareness how to protect and response different types of gender-based violence
- Facilitate feminist collective actions (rallies, gathering, press conference) against violence and harassments
- Facilitate girls’ capacity building by involving them in out-door girls’ sports
- Legal aid assistance
Currently a project titled, “Confront landownership induced violence against women and girls” facilitates organisation, education on nature, types and coverage of violence and what to do, how to report and legal aid for affected and vulnerable women and girls. The project is implementing in four unions in Bagerhat district for the period of Dec 2019 to Nov 2022 with financial support of UN Trust Fund to end violence against women and girls.