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News Archive for 2016

Cyclone ROANU affected families receive Emergency Shelter Kits at Banskhali

Cyclone ROANU affected families receiving ESK

YPSA has distributed Emergency Shelter Kits among 1050 Cyclone ROANU affected families at Khankanabad Union of Bashkhali, Chittagong with the support of Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh. Mr. John Armstrong, National […]

Dr. Ingrid Boas from Wageningen University, Netherland visits YPSA

Dr. Ingrid Boas discussing various issues with sex workers at YPSA DIC

Dr. Ingrid Boas from Wageningen University, Netherland has visited a Drop in Center (DIC) for the female sex workers which is located at Ibrahimpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She made this visit […]

“Community Engagement in Countering Violent Extremism in Cox’s Bazar District” project launches

Violent extremism is a global concern. Different forms of violent extremism increased around the world. Unlike the other countries, violence on the basis of religion, ethnicity, national origin etc. are boosted […]

Sharing meeting with Chittagong District Legal Aid Committee held

Mr. Siraj Ullah Kutubi, Chairman of District Legal Aid Committe, Chittagong chaired the sharing meeting.

YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Project is working for building the capacity of justice service providers and ensuring the fair and equitable legal services for poor and marginalized […]

World White Cane Safety Day 2016 observed

The World White Cane Safety Day is celebrated every year on October 15 to highlight visually impaired people’s achievements and to remind people how white cane can play an important […]

YPSA observes Global Hand Washing Day 16

Rally on Global Hand Washing Day arranged by YPSA

The theme for the 2016 Global Hand washing Day is “Make Hand washing a Habit!” The theme emphasizes the importance of hand washing with soap and clean water which drastically reduce outbreak of disease. […]

YPSA distributes sewing machines to 32 women micro-entrepreneurs at Sitakund

YPSA has distributed sewing machines to 32 women micro-entrepreneurs at Sitakunda

Women face aggression, domestic violence and gender discrimination in Bangladesh including south Asia only for being woman or they were born with a gender identity as female. Poor or rich, […]

Chittagong City Corporation allocated 20 million taka for smoke free program

Budget cover page

Mr. A. Z. M Nasir, Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation declared budget of City Corporation for the fiscal year of 2016-2017 on 9 October . For the implementation of the smoke free […]

Project inception meeting with Upazila administration of Kutubdia held

Project inception meeting held with Upazila administration of Kutubdia, Cox’sbazar

A project inception meeting on “Relief Support for Cyclone Affected Population in Need in South-East Bangladesh” was held at the conference room of Kutubdia Upazila, Cox’sbazar on 3 October 2016 which organized […]

YPSA-CLS carries out signature campaign against sexual harassment in educational institution

students putting their signature

Eleven hundred students put their signatures to protest sexual assault in educational institutions through a signature campaign organized by YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Project (CLS).  The campaign […]

YPSA to build 50 semi-brick houses for people affected by cyclone “ROANU”

The construction work was launched by Ms. Farah Kabir, Country Director of Actionaid Bangladesh, Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive YPSA and UNO of Banskhali

YPSA has been endeavoring to stay close to people who are affected by recent natural disasters in Chittagong division.  Following the continuance, YPSA has taken step to implement a project […]

3rd National Conference on “Tobacco Control in Bangladesh” held

Md. Arifur Rahman, CE and Nasim Banu from YPSA receive a creast

3rd National Conference on “Tobacco Control in Bangladesh” organised by United Forum Against Tobacco UFAT with the support of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids CTFK. Conference held at the National […]

Awareness meetings on Stop Corporal Punishment and Sexual Harassment at Educational Institutions

YPSA-CLS organized Awareness Meeting on Stop Corporal Punishment and Sexual Harassment at Educational Institutions at Kutubdia

Increase community knowledge and awareness of the formal legal system, available legal services, and pathways for accessing remedies in cases of injustice is one of the key objectives of YPSA-Community […]

Empowering people with disabilities through inclusive finance

Physically challenged own a grocery shop in Sitakund

The percentage of person with disability in Sitakunda (a sub-district of Chittagong) is reported to be the highest in Bangladesh, at 17% compared to the national average of 10%. Livelihood conditions […]

Sharing meeting held with Divisional Commissioner and 11 DCs of Chittagong Division

Sharing meeting held with Divisional Commissioner and 11 DCs of Chittagong Division

A sharing meeting on “Implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Chittagong Division” held on 20th September 2016 at the auditorium hall of Chittagong Circuit House. The meeting was organized by […]

Countering extremism can be possible by mobilizing community involvement

Group photo

In recent years, various forms of violent extremism on the basis of religion, color, ethnicity, national origin etc. have increased around the world. Unlike the other countries, terrorist violence is on the rise […]

Partnership Agreement Signed between GCERF and YPSA

Partnership Agreement Signed between GCERF and YPSA

A partnership agreement was signed between GCERF (Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund) and YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) at Padma (State Guest House), Dhaka for implementing the project […]

Business Maintenance support to men and women who have escaped trafficking

Support for Business Maintenance of Ashshash Beneficiaries (for men and women who have escaped trafficking)

YPSA is implementing a pilot project on human trafficking named ASHSHASH (for men and women who have escaped trafficking) at Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar district. The project is funded by Swiss Development Corporation […]

Workshop on “Implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Lakshmipur” held with government officials

Laxmipur DC Md Zillur Rahman Chowdhury speaking as chief guest in the meeting

YPSA, GEMS and DC Office of Lakshmipur district jointly organized a workshop on “Implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Lakshmipur” with the assistance of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and […]

Meeting on “Implementation of Tobacco Control law and Smoke Free Brahmanbaria Pourashava” held

meeting on “Implementation of Tobacco Control law and Smoke Free Brahmanbaria Pourashava”

A sharing meeting on “Implementation of Tobacco Control law and Smoke Free Brahmanbaria Pourashava” was held on 04th September 2016 at the conference hall of Brahmanbaria Pourashava. Mrs. Naiyer Kabir, Mayor, […]