March 14, 2020

Nurjahan Begum a 50-year-old housewife, lives in Taluknagor village of Daulatpur Upazila in Manikganj district. She got married when she was only 16 years old. Her husband’s name is Samsuddin who is a day laborer by profession.

Nurjahan and her family had been confronti...

March 7, 2020

International Women’s Day (IWD) events are held worldwide on March 8 annually. The tagline for International Women’s Day of this year is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.” This day is to applaud the significance of women as well as many of the contri...

November 24, 2019

Violence against women (VAW) is one of the most predominant and tenacious human rights violations in the world. It has been a serious social, cultural and economic problem in Bangladesh, where nearly two out of three women have experienced gender-based violence during...

November 10, 2019

Women Empowerment Project of Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has been working with 21 women groups since 2006 in Mymensingh Sadar and Muktagacha Upazila intending to form Somobay Shomity. In 2018, the project has registered 10 groups to the Government Co...

October 24, 2019

Bangladesh is a densely populated country where 170 million people are huddling and struggling for a better future. Half of these populations are women and their economic participation has increased significantly in the last ten years. There was a time when women and g...

August 21, 2019

Sushela, a 44-year-old housewife who lives at the Tildanga Union of Dacope, Khulna. Waking up before dawn every day, Sushela walks to a water plant about five kilometers away to collect fresh drinking water for her four-member family. She returns home at noon. Without...

June 8, 2019

I’ve seen many women in the rural areas of Bangladesh compelled to give up their education and buried their dream of being a graduate. Morjina Begum is one of them. A 38-year-old housewife had to give up her education when she attended class ten. She had a deep interes...

May 24, 2019

“I’m Helena Begum, wife of Lal Mia. I live in Dharua village under Gouripur Upazila of Mymensingh district. I have one daughter and two sons. My husband is a day laborer. He earns Tk. 6,000 per month. But we can’t afford three meals per day and the basic needs of my fa...

April 16, 2019

Most of the women in the rural areas of Bangladesh is helpless as they have no education and they are dependent on agricultural activities. In the rural areas, almost in each family women play a vital role to contribute financially. Anarkoli Begum is one of them!

Anarko...