Location: Slums of Dhaka and Tongi, Bangladesh
Partner: Sustainable Association for Taking Human Development Initiatives (SATHI)
Injustice: Poverty stricken families, exacerbated by a patriarchal system rife with polygamy, few job prospects, and illiteracy are often the victims of trafficking, early marriage, child labor, and sexual and physical abuse. A lack of healthy families is a major source of these issues.
Response: SATHI is providing various workshops to around 1500 people (men, women, youth). These include:
‘Family relationship’ workshops to all family members
Training for youth in awareness raising activities such as dramas, puppet shows, skits, songs etc.
Forming mediation teams including peace and justice committees and local community leaders who will do mediation to transform family conflicts.
Organizing public meetings, seminars and rallies on special international days such as peace day, women's day, family day etc.