Safe in Numbers

5797 awareness raising sessions conducted on gender equity, early marriage, SRHR and vaw

994 females and 307 males were referred to SAFE one stop service centers and Dhaka Medical OCC

35 Community campaign arranged against violence against women and on gender equity, early marriage and SRHR issues.

Number of Sessions

Under the SAFE project, started from July 2012 and ended at September 2013 near about 5800 sessions were conducted among the SAFE group members. During this period of time, a total of 4475 female session and 1322 male sessions were conducted to disseminate the knowledge on gender equality, issues and laws related to violence against women, marriage, early marriage and dowry; sexual and reproductive health and rights and practice.

Among the female group 456 sessions were conducted for the 10-14 years adolescent girl to disseminate knowledge on gender equality, human rights, issues and laws related to violence against women, early marriage and dowry;  different life skills related issues, literacy and basic ideas of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Sessions

Number of Referral

One of the major activities of the SAFE project is to refer slum people who are in need of legal and sexual and reproductive health related service, regardless of their gender. From July 2012 to September 2013, a total of 994 female and 307 male from the project area were referred to SAFE one stop service center and Dhaka medical OCC to receive legal and sexual and reproductive health related service. Almost two-thirds of these referral cases were made for females.

Referal Cases

Community Campaign

35 Community campaign arranged within three project site against violence against women and on gender equity, early marriage and SRHR issues.The community-wide campaigns against violence against women are led by Nari Maitree, applying the model already developed by the We Can Campaign is another major activity of SAFE project. Nari Maitree actively engages slum dwellers in community-wide campaigns through celebration of national and international days, distribution of posters, installation of billboards, street plays, and public screening of documentary films.

Community Campaign

About Safe

Growing Up Safe and Healthy (SAFE) is testing out an intervention for promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and reducing violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Dhaka slums, Bangladesh. It seeks in particular to foreground women’s and girls’ rights to choice and consent with regard to marriage, sex and childbearing.

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