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Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) is an organization for sustainable development and NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC)

Project induction to support victims of gender-based violence in Cox’s bazar

Project induction to support victims of gender-based violence in Cox's bazar

To provide proper support to the women and girl victims who faced gender-based violence in Cox’s Bazar, YPSA has come up with a new project  ASTHA: Strengthening Access to Multi-sectoral Public Services for GBV Survivors in Bangladesh.  A Project Introduction Meeting was arranged at a hotel in Cox’s Bazar on 14th August. Additional District Magistrate Mohammad Ashraful Afsar was the chief guest while Head of Sub-Office of UNFPA  Laura Su; UNAPA Technical Officer (Gender) Abu Sayeed Suman and UNAPA Program Specialist (Gender) Fatema Sultana were present in the occasion.

Legal Aid Officer and Senior Assistant Judge, Moytree Bhattacharjee; Assistant Superintendent of Police (Sadar) Md Saiful Islam; Executive Director of Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), Sheepa Hafiza were present as special guest while YPSA’s director (Social Development) Mahabubur Rahman presided over the meeting .

Project induction to support victims of gender-based violence

Female Vice Chairman of Ramu Upazila Parishad, Farida Yeasmin; Female Vice Chairman of Teknaf Upazila Parishad Tahira Akhtar Mili; Director of Teknaf Social Services; Director of Social Welfare Department of Ukhia Upazila ; Women Affairs Officer; UP Chairman and YPSA’s Regional Director of Cox’s Bazar, Khaleda Begum spoke in the meeting.

Government officials, media representatives, non-governmental organizations and civil society representatives were also present in the meeting.

The project is jointly supported by  Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) – a legal aid and human rights organization and UNFPA.

The speakers said that the “ASTHA” project would play an important role in increasing the positive attitude and raising awareness against gender-based violence in the local community in three Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district (Ramu, Ukhia and Teknaf) .