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Shariatpur Development Society (SDS) is a non-political and non-profit making non-government organization (NGO) based in Shariatpur district, founded by like-minded Red cross workers, lawyers, journalist and business people with a view to empowering the disadvantaged people and to bring about overall change in the life of the rural poor especially women. SDS started it’s journey in 1991 after the catastrophic flood of 1988 and expanding its intervention from geographical pocket to mainland with the collaboration of Donors, INGOs, GOBs and grass roots partners.

Vision:
SDS envisions a social justice, gender equity and sustainable development of the community to ensure equity and justice for all.

Mission:
The mission of SDS is to facilitate the initiative to work with the poor people to uplift from their present situation. It also committed to collective action towards establishing economic, social, cultural, political and environmental rights as well as to bringing about accountable and transparent governance at all spheres of the society.

Objective:

  1. To organize the backward rural women.
  2. To raise skill through training and education.
  3. To lead the target people to take initiative for establish human of human rights.
  4. To improve health situation through PHC Service.
  5. To endeavor changes in respect of gender relation in family & society.
  6. To improve WATSAN Situation.
  7. To reduce loss of the people caused by the disaster.
  8. To raise family income of the poor community through IGA.
  9. To motivate/trained the local government and community people on disaster management.

Core values:
a. Equity   b. Justice   c. Democracy   d. Participation   and e. Accountability.

Major Focus area of interpenetration:

  1. Campaign against domestic violence
  2. Climate change adaptation
  3. Disaster Management and response
  4. Non formal education
  5. Agriculture and food security
  6. Health and sanitation
  7. Legal support
  8. Research, training and advocacy
  9. Microfinance.
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First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

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Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


Latest News-1

First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

Readmore...


Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


Latest News-1

First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

Readmore...


Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


Latest News-1

First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

Readmore...


Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


Latest News-1

First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

Readmore...


Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


Latest News-1

First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

Readmore...


Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


Latest News-1

First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

Readmore...


Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


Latest News-1

First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

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Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


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First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

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Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


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First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

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Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


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First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

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Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


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First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

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Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


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First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

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Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


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First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

Readmore...


Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


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First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

Readmore...


Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


Latest News-1

First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands
Soccer for girls, success for all
• Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.
• Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
(Shariatpur, Bangladesh- 30 September 2013)–Invited by ICDI (International Child Development Initiatives), one of the Dutch organizations which implements the Girl Power Program in the six countries (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal), SDS has assisted to the first international meeting with the local partners that took place last week in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Non-profit organizations from very distant parts of the world and different contexts have come together to discuss their work in the fight for the rights of women and the protection of vulnerable children. “They might live in a Muslim country, completely different from mine, where women are not so free, but I have learnt from Saima that we are all the same. Our fight is the same one, we don’t want to be part of the problem but of the solution. Swimming against the tide is common to all women in every part of the world”, explained IsauraOsejo, social worker of the Nicaraguan NGO La Amistad, about her Pakistani colleague SaimaToor.
After two years since the Girl Power program began, the six countries have been implementing different activities like help lines for women in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; micro credits for mothers in Ethiopia; and protection and psychological support for women victims of sexual violence in Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. And in almost all cases, except Ethiopia, one of the largest successes has come through a simple idea: soccer for girls. A sport for men played by women. “It took time to convince their families and we faced problems like the dress code because the uniform couldn’t be too tight. But now it is very well accepted, we have several teams of girls and they have gained self-confidence and strength through soccer”, claimed Mamun Kazii, representative of the Bangladeshi NGO Shariatpur Development Society (SDS).
Besides soccer, providing young mothers with financial support and strengthening their networks against sexual abuse are future challenges that aim to better protect the girls and other children living in harsh conditions.
The Girl Power is a five year program (2010-2015) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by five Dutch organisation in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The program aims to fight the injustices girls and young women face daily in these countries. For more information on this week’s conclusions or the Girl Power program, you can contact Mamun Kazi or visit the NGO’s website http://www.sdsbd.org/.

Readmore...


Initiative to develop female journalist in Shariatpur:
In order to advance underprivileged girls and young women in Shariatpur through developing female journalist, SDS organized a seven days long Foundation training on journalism at its training hall from 23-29 March 2013. A total of 23 school and collage going adolescent girls were participated in that training who came from Zanjira, Naria, Goshairhat, Damudda, Vedorganj and Sadar sub districts. The whole training was facilitated by two senior reporter of Daily Bhorer Kagaj, a popular print media in Bangladesh. News, source of news, characteristics of news, child rights, CRC, Newsletter development, role of journalist, technique to write news, news editing, ethics of journalism, news collection, report presentation, case study write-up, feature writing etc. were discussed in different session of this training. After getting theoretical knowledge, a field work was organized to give them an opportunity to do a practical assignment. After the field work, each and every participant was asked to produce news on whatever they collected. Together with all of their news, a wall news paper was produced. During the closing ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abi Abdullah was presented as chief guest. In his speech, he told that Women journalists can play an important role in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. We should work to encourage and promote female journalists as they can play a major role to change the society with their writings. The training was declared to end by handed over certificates to all the participants.


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Shariatpur Development Society (SDS) is a non-political and non-profit making non-government organization (NGO) based in Shariatpur district, founded by like-minded Red cross workers, lawyers, j