Empowerment of Women Through Sustainable Socio-economic Development

Duration April 2008 to March 2010
Funder Action Aid Bangladesh
Location Patiya Sub District, Chittagong
Beneficiary coverage 420 ( Women & Adolescent Girl 420 Indirect:12000)
  • Increased participation in local economy and decision-taking space of 420 women & adolescent from Patiya upazila, Chittagong district via training and income generating activities. Economic training of women through Income Generating Activities (IGA) and increase in social awareness combined with literacy/training culminated in reinforcement of women’s leadership. Through execution of this project women and adolescents were trained in groups and together identified their problems, after which they started economic activities thus increasing their income.

  • Base line survey on Project area using participatory tools.

  • Income generating activities (IGA) for 16 Groups

  • Staff orientation on IGA and overall project.

  • Financial assistance to groups for entrepreneur for 16 groups.

  • Participatory decision making for Financial Assistance to members.

  • Network with Govt. Departments & NGO's for activate Network with Govt.

  • Departments and NGOs for activate the rural level market management committee.

  • Advocacy workshop with market management committee/ gender and development issue.

  • Women entrepreneur network formation.

  • Women producer & Consumer group formation.

  • Participatory community resource mapping & power structure analysis through meetings/workshop.

  • Cross learning exchange visits between PNGOs.

  • Network / forum formation among groups, Union Parishad (UP), Local Government Bodies and civil society members/activists youth and adolescent peoples.

  • Workshop & meetings among stakeholders for information sharing action point identification & decision making.

  • Day Observation(World women's day, Girls Children Day)

  • Awareness raising on democratic rights workshops and trainings.

  • Leadership development training for group leaders.

  • Training & Workshop on capacity building and leadership role development of elected female UP members.

  • Community/UP level consultation.

  • Rights to know the information related booklet published Upazila level Govt.service analysis and discussion with community people community people.

  • Income generating activities (IGA) for 16 Groups.

  • Financial assistance to groups for entrepreneur for 16 groups.