Projects and their objectives

“SRHR for Gender Diverse Communities: Moving towards more integrated approaches for equality and social justice”

  • To improve access of gender diverse communities to quality sexual and reproductive health services.
  • To promote and protect of human rights of gender diverse communities and their access to justice
  • To improve access to social entitlements and social protection for gender diverse communities

Expanding HIV Prevention in Bangladesh (Proving HIV prevention services with MSM and Transgender (Hijra) in Bangladesh.

  • To increase the scale of prevention services for key populations at higher risk (IDUs, female sex workers, hijras and MSM)
  • To increase the scale of the most effective activities conducted with the expiring Round-2 grant
  • To build capacity of partners in order to increase the scale of the national response.

 Right Here Right Now

  • By 2020, young people’s access to SRHR information is guaranteed by the existing NCTB Curricula and offered through educational institutions
  • By 2020, recognition of third-gender populations is reflected in relevant laws and institutional policies
  • By 2020, rights-based SRH information and youth-friendly services are made available by Government for adolescents, youth and marginalized groups in at least 30% of all public health facilities


  • To create awareness among the participants about issues that affect them as gender diverse persons living in a hetero-normative society as well as to understand their own biases and internalizations of normatively including internalized homophobia.
  • To create a platform where they can express themselves without fear of backlash or denigration
  • To raise an empathic understanding about the feelings of the community people
  • To learning about sexual orientation and sexual diversity on a broader aspect
  • To identify oneself with community based sexual diversity
  • To focus on person views regarding the dilemmas faced from society, religion and state; and how to overcome these

Unite for Body Rights – P-II

  • Young people (10 – 19 year) living in rural and (semi) urban areas in 25 upazilas are increasingly aware of their SRH rights and have knowledge and skills to make informed decisions regarding their sexual reproductive health
  • Young people (10 – 24) living in poor rural and (semi)urban areas in 25 upazilas have access to SRHR services that adhere to the national standards
  • In 25 upazilas there is an SRHR friendly supportive enabling environment ensures sustainability of access to YFS and CSE in X communities
  • Contribute to the development of (national) governmental policies and programmes that include youth-friendly SRH education and services.

Positive Action
Stigma and discrimination free environment for HIV infected and affected MSM

To create conducive environment for HIV infected and affected MSM in health service settings

To improve quality of life of MSM community by effective involvement into HIV treatment cascade

 NOREC (FK Norway)

Saksham: Learning Exchange

  • Observe, understand and learn the various health and education activities of partners including the functioning of each organization.
  • Understand the functioning of health and health education programs and their sustainability of partners formed and managed by the community themselves
  • Learn effective options, new skills for creating result bearing livelihood interventions which have direct positive impact on improving overall health conditions
  • Understand the need based and demand driven approach of partners and its strategy and enhance the knowledge and skills in the area of small and medium enterprise development for the sustainability of the organizations


  • To expand HTC coverage and intervention in two divisions along with sexual,  reproductive and mental health services for youth and adolescent MSM and TG/hijra population addressing  disparities
  • To develop capacity of the young MSM and TG for strengthening their voice in different forums including ICT based national and international platforms


  • To work towards direct participation of women, girls and trans people in the structures and systems that are responsible for ensuring their human rights and leadership roles at all levels of society; arts and media

 SAHRA Bangladesh

  • To work towards ensuring that the health and rights issues are integral to human rights and social justice in south Asia at regional national and local levels
  • To work towards fostering an enabling environment that is fundamental to the realization of human rights
  • To document human rights violations of gender diverse persons, respond to said violations, and strongly advocate for the recognition protection and promotion of human rights.

Rights of Gender Diverse Population (RGDP)

  • To increase awareness and knowledge among Gender and Sexual Minority communities about their human rights, self-responsibilities and duties ;
  • To improve supportive socio-cultural and legal environment for gender diverse population to access public services through sensitizing policy makers & stakeholders;
  • To enhance capacity of relevant stakeholders to reduce harassment, stigma, discrimination and human rights violations in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Mobilizing gender diverse Community & relevant stakeholders ensuring safety and Legal Rights

UNDP Micro Capital Grant

  • CBOs are capacitated to manage their program addressing the human rights issues and take part in UPR process.
  • Relevant stakeholders are supportive playing active role as human rights defenders.

Youth for Inclusive Development in South Asia

  • Build networks of youth groups across the South Asia region which are able to employ civic engagement to positively influence outcomes for minority groups – including security, identity, dignity, and development (their equal access to services, entitlements and opportunities).

Legal Empowerment and Gender Diversity

  • supporting allies in civil society and other sectors to increase tolerance and respect for gender and sexual minority persons and their human rights and promoting and protecting the human rights of transgendered persons, in particular member of the hijra community.

Equality and social justice for SOGI Population

  • Reduce stigma and discrimination by creating mass awareness on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights


  • To raise awareness and sensitivity on sexual and reproductive health of 2500 FDMN and host community’s population at Cox’sbazar
  • To provide sexual and reproductive health services including lifestyle related communicable diseases to 900 FDMN and host community’s population at Cox’sbazar
  • To build capacity of project staffs on sexual reproductive health care to provide appropriate services


  • Youths are involved in community level voluntary activities in the project areas
  • Youth are involved with economic/ employment opportunities
  • Representation in different local forums and bodies/ youth forums