Plan International Bangladesh
Plan International Bangladesh is currently completing its 4th Country Strategy and will enter the 5th Country Strategy from July 2020 with a vision that ‘We will partner to empower girls and young women, to be heard, to live without fear of violence and to achieve their rights’. The project will also support one of our programme objectives, which aims at challenging gender norms at the family and community level to nurture safe place for girls and young women’s aspirations.
We are dedicated to work with integrity and passion, relentlessly focus on making a positive change in children and young people’s lives. Our pledge to take responsibility every day to act on our core values and advance our organisational purpose- Advancing Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls demonstrate our commitments to stand for what is right.
‘We will partner to empower girls and young women, to be heard, to live without fear of violence and to achieve their rights’ is Plan International Bangladesh’s Vision for 2030. We have started new country strategy in July 2020 aiming to achieve this exciting and ambitious vision. Aligning with our strategy, we have developed a project namely Combating Early Child Marriage in Bangladesh (CEMB), funded by Global Affairs Canada, targeting following major outcomes:
Increased agency of adolescent girls and boys to protect themselves from harmful gender norms and practices, including child, early and force marriage, and exercise choice in decision affecting their futures
Improved community acceptance of norms that value the girl child and actions that support girls and boys to delay marriage
Enhanced institutional responsiveness of duty bearers to child rights violations, particularly CEFM, among vulnerable girls
The CEMB Project supports the Government of Bangladesh’s commitment from the 2014 Global Girls’ Summit to: create a National Plan of Action to eliminate Child Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) below 15; reduce by a third marriages below 18 years by 2021; and end all CEFM by 2041. It will promote the progressive provisions of the Child Marriage Restraint Act (CMRA) 2017 and envisions close cooperation with the Ministry of Women & Children Affair, Ministry of Education, a2i and other relevant stakeholders to contribute in implementation of NPA for Adolescent Health strategy in Bangladesh. The initiative is also fully aligned with the goals set by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) governments through the regional South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC).
Post Name: Technical Specialist-SRHR