Access to Rights
Duration: since 2011
Location: Chargat upazilla, Natoar District
Donors: Swallows Sweden, Forum SID
Two years of preparation preceded the formation of the project, including the research and focus groups within the communities. Access to rights provides the counselling, teaching and support for rural people in their political, social and economical rights. Four organizations are involved in the project – Swallows Sweden, TSDS, Self-Help Development Association and Bangladeshi organization called We do by ourselves.
Main issues discussed and solved are patriarchy and lack of awareness. This is also why the project was designed in particular - to help disadvantaged people while ensuring their full participation (bottom-up approach). Both men and women are involved in the activities which include the workshops, seminars, human chains and many others.