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Bangladesh starts drafting National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

UN Women and Bangladesh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs have jointly launched the drafting of a National Action Plan to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for increasing women's participation in efforts to maintain peace and security. Officials and delegates from government ministries, United Nations agencies, international NGOs, foreign diplomatic missions, and many civil society organizations attended... More

Creating a new normal, students across Bangladesh say no more sexual harassment

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Women, everywhere, have had enough. Around the world, they are saying #metoo, no longer willing to suffer sexual harassment in silence. In cities across Bangladesh, sexual harassment against women is a daily reality. A project implemented by the Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) and UN Women in four major universities is engaging male and female students, as well as teachers, to challenge gender stereotypes, speak out and learn how to prevent sexual harassment. Koyesh Miah... More

Expert’s take: When building climate resilience, women’s needs cannot be an afterthought

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

In May 2015, UN Women had organized an event in Dhaka on gender and climate change, during the high-level regional consultations on disaster risk reduction and climate resilience. A national expert was presenting the progress that Bangladesh had made in adapting to climate change. Listening with great attention was Mahera, who lives in the Khulna district of the remote Sundarban area, home to one of the largest mangrove forests in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. She was there to... More

Bangladesh’s women getting help in coping with natural disasters

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Government of Bangladesh is launching a new 3-year project to help women cope with natural disasters, in one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. The “National Resilience Programme” aims to help sustain the country’s human and economic development through... More

Gender Equality and Women’s Leadership are key to addressing humanitarian crises and disaster risks in Bangladesh

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Women and girls in Bangladesh are disproportionately affected by disasters and crises because the pre-existing gender inequality and discrimination they face in normal times make it harder for them to cope with and recover from crisis situations. With this in mind, UN Women, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for... More

UN Women is supporting Rohingya refugee women impacted by Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh

Friday, June 2, 2017

UN Women in partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is helping provide emergency shelters and other supports to ensure the safety and protection of thousands of women in the two Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district in southeast Bangladesh that was struck by Cyclone Mora in the morning of 30 May 2017 this week. At least 27 of the refugees were injured by the storm... More

Bikroy Renews Commitment to #HeForShe for Workplace Gender Ratio

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bikroy increased its female employee ratio from 29 per cent to 36 per cent in 2016 as part of its commitment to the UN Women-led #HeForShe campaign. Earlier this year, the online marketplace was a signatory of the UN Women-initiated solidarity campaign for WEPs to establish gender parity. Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), is a global initiative developed in collaboration between UN Women and the  UN Global Compact to raise awareness against gender... More

Ensuring dignity of female migrant workers

Friday, December 23, 2016

Today marks the international day for migrant workers. It is a day not only to celebrate the contribution of women and men who go to distant lands, away from their family and loved ones for long periods of time, it is also a day of reckoning of how best we, as a nation, can protect and promote the rights of those workers. This becomes imperative, as the nation as a whole is beneficiary of their labour and promoting 'safe migration' is an avowed policy of the state. Women constitute almost... More

Cost of violence against women and girls impedes economic growth in Bangladesh: UN Women calls for stronger commitment and investments to end this world’s worst pandemic

Friday, December 9, 2016

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri met with key stakeholders in Bangladesh to discuss efforts and collaborations to achieve the gender equality targets of the Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh. This high-level visit is part of UN Women’s leadership globally to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence under the ‘Orange the World’ umbrella that calls for robust funding to end violence against women and ... More

Women’s Movement and Women’s Progress

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Vision for gender sensitive, violence free, empowered nation was the consensus of the women leaders as came out on the multilogue organized in commemoration of International Women’s day, and to mark the opening of the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) of the United Nations in New York by UN Women on 14th March at the National Press Club. The discussion was kicked off sharing the history of global Women’s movement and at national context. Prominent... More

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