Project Background:

Women leadership development and participation program of Oxfam GB, Bangladesh have planned to build technical affiliations with development organizations like Dak Diye Jai (DDJ) in order to promote women’s transformative leadership through social inspiration. The project Let Her Decide and Participate (LHDP) is such a project which will strengthen DDJ’s capacity to make pathways of moving out of the domestic violence of the people of the locality. DDJ is implementing this project with the goal of developing resilient community through enhanced leadership, economic empowerment and equipped to face impact of domestic violence and Violence Against Women (VAW). This overall goal will be accomplished by integrating 8 strategic objectives related to increased leadership and participation in decision-making, economic empowerment and prevention of domestic violence program in working areas of Nazirpur and Zianagar Upazilas and Pirojpur district.

Duration: October 2012 to June 2017

Area Coverage:

The working area of the project is Pirojpur Sadar, Zianagar and Nazirpur upazilas of Pirojpur district.

Source of Funding: Oxfam GB

Project Goal: To develop resilient community through enhanced leadership, economic empowerment and equipped to face impact of domestic violence and VAW.

Objectives of the Project:

  1. To promote women’s transformative leadership through social inspiration;
  2. Encourage women’s articulation of a political voice to assert their personal rights and access resources;
  3. Create an enabling environment for women to practice leadership at all levels (economic, social, political, and cultural) and in all domains (family, community, organizations, state, and social formal and informal institutions).

Project Stakeholders: Taking on board the importance of shared responsibility for achieving gender equality, this project is aimed at involving both men and women as key actors in a constituency for activities envisioned. The project targets are the following.

  • Woman members of ADDA platform;
  • Change makers team;
  • REE-CALL CBO Members;
  • Upazila and District WE CAN platform;
  • Adolescents and teenage girls of different schools and colleges;
  • Special children, Hijra, lower cast women, elderly women;
  • Service providers;
  • National Women’s Machineries;
  • Parliaments;
  • Judiciaries and law enforcement agency;
  • Police and military staff;
  • Women’s rights experts and other human rights advocates;
  • peace networks and Civil Societies’ Organizations
  • Media.