PROJECT NAME: GIRL POWER PROJECT (GPP)
Project Introduction: Girl Power is a five year (2011-2015) is a global program funded by Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs for promoting equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women. This program is being implemented by local civil society organizations (through partners) in 10 countries with a common goal.
Overall Objective: Reducing gender based violence against girls and young women
- To strengthen civil society organizations on influencing policy through lobby and advocacy to establish rights and justice for girls and young women
- To increase awareness and sensitize duty bearers on the rights of girls and young women
- To improve legal protection system for girls and young women
- To increase capacity of right holders (girls and young women) to protect gender based violence
Outputs: Civil societies are sensitized and capacitated to represent issues related to vulnerable and marginalized girls and young women. They are actively engaging and influencing public decision-making forums to include voices and visibility of girls and young women, also the media is sensitized on this issue.
Project Components: Girls and young women forum, Community based organization, Child protection group and Government institution, civil society organization.
- Organize training for individuals (GYW) on CP, CR and communication
- Provide livelihood training and support
- Organize annual convention
- Organize TFD show in the community
- Organize CR, CP and gender training for local elites, CBOs and other relevant groups
- Organize advocacy workshop at Upazila/Zone
Project Duration: October 2012 to December 2015
Financial partner (Donor): Plan International Bangladesh
Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Sreepur, Kapasia and Gazipur Sadar upazila in Gazipur district.
Project Budget: Total BDT: 12,094,814
Number of project staffs and volunteers: Regular Staff 6 (M-5, F-1)
Contact Person: Md. Shariful Haque, Project Coordinator