Bangladesh News

Building Participatory Democracy from the Bottom Up in Rural Bangladesh


In May 2013, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh launched a two-year project, supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund, to build the capacity of both the elected local government bodies known as Union Parishads and grassroots civil society to work together to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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THP-Bangladesh Ensures Stronger Governance, Partnerships and Goals for Community Development

Bangladesh report to the Global Board 2013

In the last half of 2012, THP-Bangladesh mapped out clear goals for community development, ensured good governance in 80 Union Parishads (local government bodies), reported stronger partnerships and celebrated National Girl Child Advocacy Day, the 4th National Convention of the Unleashed Women Network, and the 15th National Youth Conference.

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Celebrating 2013 International Women's Day Around the World

Meher Afroj Chumki, a member of Parliament in Bangaldesh, opens the 2013 International Women's Day Rally in Dhaka

Each year, The Hunger Project joins billions of people around the world in celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) to honor and raise a voice for women around the world. Particularly relevant given recent violent acts against women, this year's IWD theme was “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” On March 8, 2013, thousands of women and men partnered with The Hunger Project around the world to advocate for equality, prosperity and empowerment for all women – see how.

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