International Women Day Social Media Post-02 (1)

Since 1975, every year, people commemorate International Women's Day, to celebrate social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally. The 5 key areas in conversation this year:

  • Investing in women: A human rights issue
  • Ending poverty
  • Implementing gender-responsive financing
  • Shifting to a green economy and care society
  • Supporting feminist change-makers

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How is SAJIDA Foundation advancing the cause?

SAJIDA Foundation is operating in 36 districts of Bangladesh through 400+ branch offices, implementing multi-sectoral development programmes focussing on women’s livelihood and health, climate change and urban poverty. At the Head Office and other branch offices, we have breastfeeding corners, dedicated resting corners, miscarriage policy as well as a daycare for working mothers at the Head Office. We arranged "Women in Leadership" workshop from 3 to 4 March 2024. The event provided the opportunity to pave the way for a more diverse leadership. Demonstrating that, we not only celebrate women empowerment, but also preach them with dignity.

UTTARANT Women Working

Investing in women: A human rights issue

SAJIDA has embarked on the transformative "UTTARAN" programme, offering women-centric interventions to contribute to national goals. The programme takes a holistic approach, delivering an integrated package ensuring a comprehensive and inclusive approach to uplift ultra-poor and moderately poor families in Bangladesh, aiming to enhance their socio-economic and health status. At its core, UTTARAN seeks to empower women by augmenting their financial decision-making abilities and expanding their access to resources.

CCP Women Working

Ending Poverty

SAJIDA Foundation’s Climate Change Programme (CCP), leveraging experience with marginalised groups, aims to reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience through collaborating with sectoral partners for developing climate-resilient communities. Through integrated farming, CCP focusses on transformative change and sustainability. Special support is directed towards women facing challenges in agriculture due to salinity and water-related issues, ensuring that the ripple effect of positive change touches every corner of the community.

Break menstrual stigma

Implementing gender-responsive financing

In collaboration with Plan International Bangladesh, SAJIDA Foundation is actively implementing the transformative "Stop the Stigma" initiative in Bhola Sadar Upazila. This comprehensive approach engages diverse stakeholders to create an enabling environment for adolescent girls and young women aged 10-24. Its primary focus is to challenge and break menstrual stigma and taboos by providing education, fostering a supportive environment for menstrual health and hygiene management, and reducing public expenditure through strategic interventions.

HCCL Female Worker

Shifting to a green economy and care society

Since its inception in 2016, Home and Community Care Ltd (HCCL) is a leading provider of in-home healthcare services, committed to holistic well-being and pioneering advancements in at-home healthcare. Essential assistance ranging from daily living assistance such as–bathing, dressing, feeding, mobility support, vital sign monitoring, and medication management–to critical care, and palliative care.

First and Only ISO 9001:2015 certified caregiving and healthcare provider in Bangladesh

SUDIN Women Working

Supporting feminist change-makers

SUDIN establishes female income generating members within the households of the communities. The programme addresses multi-dimensional poverty, health, and livelihood–promoting communities to the national market, and ensure regular income-generation.