Training on SRHR, Conducted by TARSHI, Hosted by BSWS
Regional South Asia HIV Grant
Bandhu Social Welfare Society (BSWS) was formed in 1996 to address!20concerns of human rights abuse and denial of sexual health rights, and provide a rights-based approach to health and social services for the most stigmatized and vulnerable populations in Bangladesh, MSM in particular kothis/hijras and their partners.
BSWS have been officially registered since 1997 started with a staff of two and a small programme in Central Dhaka was supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. Over the years it has emerged as a national community led organization currently providing social and health services to a broad range of ‘Sexual Minority Populations in 21 districts in Bangladesh .
Mission and Vision
Bandhu Social Welfare Society works toward the well-being of stigmatized and socially-excluded males and their partners, by providing sexual health services and supporting human rights and alternative livelihoods.
Bandhu Social Welfare Society works toward the well-being of sexual minorities by facilitating sexual and reproductive health services and supporting human rights, dignity and livelihoods of their choices
- Enhanced coverage and comprehensive services of sexual & reproductive health and rights including HIV for sexual minority communities and their partners
- Reduced physical, social, psychological and legal harassment and stigma of sexual minority communities
- Enhance decision making ability of the sexual minority communities in programme and policy issues
- Improved livelihood options for the sexual minority communities
- Enhanced capacity and sustainability of the BSWS.