Social Action and Mobilisation for Prevention of Radicalisation and Extremism through Enhanced and Targeted Interventions (SAMPREETI)
Social Action and Mobilisation for Prevention of Radicalisation and Extremism through Enhanced and Targeted Interventions (SAMPREETI) was a one-year and ten-months project funded by Swiss-based Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund \GCERF) to provide micro, small and medium-sited grant awards to directly support the projects in public, private, university-level academic institutions including madrasas to prevent violent extremism. The project aimed to increase the resilience against violent extremist agendas among university-level students in greater Dhaka division, support community focused and driven initiatives for the prevention of violent extremism, through active collaboration with university, college and madrasa students and youth groups, media and civil society organisations.
Project Area: Dhaka, Gazipur, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narayanganj and Narsingdi districts
Project Duration: February 2018 to October 2019
Population Coverage: 210,000 youths and students
Number of Partners: 60 NGOs/Institutions
The project ‘Tarun Alo’ (means light of youth) funded by Swiss based Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), worked for a pluralistic society where communities are capable to nurture and promote living in harmony with tolerance, youth are engaged with constructive citizen Initiatives to address their community needs and responsible to play the nation-building role as change makers.
This initiative involved boys and girls from school, madrasa and community, aged between 15 – 25 are empowered and technically equipped to develop their self-confidence, aspiration and a positive self-image to combat violent extremism. These youths are able to protect themselves from violence and stand against the narrative of radicalisation and extremism. They are empowered with confidence to build a resilient community with knowledge on counter narration and capable to prevent cultivating potential extremist in the community. These young men and women Increased their capability and skills in diversified income generating activities.
Project Area: Cox’s Bazar district
Project Duration: August 2016 to December 2018
Population Coverage: 18,000 young boys and girls
Number of Partners: 10 NGOs
Advancing Women’s Right to Access to Information in Bangladesh
To address the Inequities to women’s access to information in Bangladesh, the Carter Centre supported a project titled ‘Advancing Women’s Right to Access to Information in Bangladesh.’ The project aimed to promote a meaningful right of access to information for women in three districts in Bangladesh. MJF, with a sub- grant and technical assistance from the Carter Centre, directly implemented activities in Dhaka and with local civil society Qrganisations/community-based organisations in the other target districts to increase civil society’s understanding of Right to Information (RTI), advocacy for the right, and integration of this Issue Into their own programming efforts.
Project Area: Dhaka, Khagrachari and Sylhet districts
Project Duration: October 2016 to February 2019
Population Coverage: 17,594 women and young girls
Number of Partners: 3 NGOs
Jukta Hoye Mukto
MJF implemented a three-year project ‘Jukta Hoye Mukto’ (means United We Stand) funded by European Union to enhance the skills of young women and adolescent girls to make informed choices on safe migration, working in the readymade garments sector and other realms of their own lives (child care, health, safety and protection, alternative income generation options).
The project contributed in bringing a positive situation, where adolescent girls and young women working in the readymade garments sector experience safe, secure and enabling working environment. Working group leaders and members and the mid-level management staff, within the targeted garment factories, practice in an enabling environment where organised workers are allowed to regularly engage in dialogue and negotiate with factories’ management as well as to carry out peaceful conflicts resolution in line with the Bangladesh Labour Law (2006) and its successive amendments (2013).
Project Area: Gazipur and Dhaka City Corporation slum areas
Project Duration: February 2016 to January 2019
Population Coverage: 540 adolescent girls and young women and 1,200 readymade garments workers
Number of Partners: 2 NGOs