Women's Organisations


United Club
247 Mirhazirbagh, P.O. Gandaria, P.S. Demra
Dhaka - 1204
Tel: (880-2) 233873
Fax: (011 880-2) 863357/864753

Foundation for Research on Educational Planning and Development (FREPD)
64/A Green Road
Dhaka - 1205

Women for Women
15 Green Square
Green Road

Women for Women
63/2 Laboratory Road
Dhaka 1205 Bangladesh
A Research and Study Group. Women for Women is a pioneer women's organization in Bangladesh that combines research with advocacy to advance and promote gender equity.

Steps Towards Development
3/4 Block-D Lalmatia
1207 Dhaka
Tel: +8802 813275 or +8802 911867
Fax: +8802 819774
E-mail: stepstd@bdonline.com
Steps Towards Development, created by a group of researchers, women activists and social workers, was born out of the need for an information and communication network to serve the local grassroots and (inter-)national development agencies. Its main goals are to contribute to the process of women's empowerment and to promote children's rights. STD has a research and resource centre, with a collection of 513 items. STD collects, produces, translates and disseminates information on women, children, the environment, and legal and human rights issues. Languages: Bengali, English

Bangladesh Women's Health Coalition
113 46A Rd 6A
1209 Dhaka, Bangladesh
T: 880 2 811134
F: 880 2 817 969

Centre for Analysis and Choice (CAC)
House 65 Road 6a
Dhaka 1209
T: 319919/815919
F: 880 2 863016
CAC is a research oriented organization that works with elected officials. The Women in Politics program offers political campaign training in structure, fundraising, media, and communication skills. CAC also houses the Asia/Pacific Women in Politics Network newsletter (APWIP).

The PRIP Program
House # 56
Road# 16 (new)
Dhanmondi R/A
Dhaka 1209
T: 819111/810789/815953
F: 880 2 816429

BRAC Gender Resource Centre
75 Mohakhali
1212 Dhaka
Tel: +880 2 988 1265
Fax: +880 2 883 542
E-mail: grcbrac@bdmail.net
BRAC is a non-profit development organization in the private sector. It has three core programs, Rural Development, a Health and Population Division and a Non Formal Primary Education Program. BRAC serves over 2 million village women and 1.2 million children. The BRAC Gender Resource Centre (GRC) was established in 1995 to cater to the information needs on gender and development of BRAC staff members. Over time, the resource centre extended its service to users outside of BRAC. The GRC is housed within the training division of BRAC. BRAC disseminates information through media campaigns using video, newsletters, and bulletin boards. Languages: English, Bangla

Khan Foundation
5 Momenbagh
Dhaka 1217
T: 404232/831797
F: 880 2 811344


Banchte Shekha
Biman Bandar Sarak, Arabpur
Puratan Kashba
Jessore, Bangladesh
Tel: 0421-6436
Banchte Shekha is a women's organization that conducts a variety of services intended to improve the quality of life of divorced, abandoned, or physically abused village women. Services include: legal counseling, legal aid, legal literacy training, rural credit, skills development in agriculture and handicrafts.

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)
Ain O Salish Kendra
55 Inner Circular Road

Institute for Development Studies
E-17 Agargaon
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar

International Women Studies Institute
71 Satmasjid Road
Dhanmandi R.A.

Narigrantha Prabartana
Feminist Bookstore
2/8 Sir Syed Road
Tel: +880.2.318428 or +880.2.329620
Fax: +880.2.813065

Road No. 9A
House 51
Dhaka 9

Policy Research for Development Alternatives.
5/3 Barabo Mahanpur, Ring Road, Shaymoli, Dhaka 7

Women Living Under Muslim Laws
55 Inner Circular Road

Bangladesh National Women Lawyer Association (BNWLA) has been organising awareness meetings in various parts of Bangladesh as a part of the awareness campaign. Awareness campaign against trafficking was conducted in addition to professional and vocational training. The emphasis was on disseminating information to the villagers. The lawyers of BNWLA provided training to 75 field workers of local organisations.

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This information was last updated on October 28, 2003.