Photo: UN Women/Rashid Probal
Photo: UN Women/Rashid Probal


UN Women’s Bangladesh Programme Office was established in 2005 to implement the second phase of a Regional Programme to Empower Women Migrant Workers In Asia. Bangladesh was covered under this programme as it was a labour sending Country.

Over the last five years, the Office has made considerable advances in this area, including reducing violence against women, promoting economic empowerment, increasing leadership and political participation, and engendering National Planning and Budgeting.

Women in a training centre for traditional handicrafts project. Photo: UN Photo/W. Wild

Following the global and regional programmatic approach of UN Women, the Bangladesh Programme office strengthened efforts to build partnerships with the Government, Civil Society, as well as other UN agencies. The United Nations Development Assistance Framework from 2012 to 2016 is based on national priorities and complements the strategic plan of UN Women.


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TV Talk Show on Women and Disasters in Bangladesh

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Women leading discussions on climate induced migration: Zakia Naznin heading to COP20, Lima

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