Bandhu Social Welfare Society (Bandhu) started its journey since 1996 and till date it has been consistently and sincerely serving the sexual and gender diverse population across the country. Over the last 20 years, Bandhu has expanded its work to health & rights and complementing the national response, therefore, emerged as the distinguished leading NGO in the country in its nature which works towards the well- being of sexual and gender diverse person. It also facilitates sexual and reproductive health service, support human rights, dignity, social justice and livelihoods of their choices.

Bandhu’s programs are implemented in close coordination with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Welfare, City Corporations, National Human Rights Commission and civil society.

Multi-country South Asia Global fund HIV program (MSA) is one of the significant project of Bandhu which focuses on Community System Strengthening (CSS). A total of 25 Community Based Organizations (CBO) formed in Bangladesh so far where Bandhu provided technical assistance to develop their minimum capacity under MSA project. In order to showcasing its periodic significant achievement, Bandhu regularly produces half yearly report under this project.

However, despite all the challenges, we have achieved all the targets as per plan by changing some strategies.

This time Bandhu is very much pleased to publish its half yearly report of MSA project (January- June 2016). In this period, the country has witnessed severe crisis in respect to terrorist attack which creates a significant level of challenges to implement its activities.

During this reporting period, we have been able to conduct a high level advocacy program with National Curriculum and Text Book (NCTB) and the active role and cooperation of NCTB made us so generous. Another significant level of achievement is adaptation of stigma package by the National AIDS Committee (TC-NAC).

Training for Government physicians on Stigma package in collaboration with National Aids/STD Programme (NASP), Seed Fund Grant launching and successfully ending is another remarkable achievement in Bangladesh. Through this grant the 11 CBOs has developed a good network at local level and built leadership skills that helped them to get access in different services.

Ain-Alap – the legal helpline corner has meaningfully contributed to the legal needs of the community and successfully settled a number of rights violation cases and referred to National Human Rights Commission and District Level Lawyers Group.

It was all possible with the Team effort and dedication of MSA project staffs along with timely and appropriate guideline, suggestions and feedbacks of Executive Director, Directors (Program and Finance) of Bandhu and UNDP BRH which deserves sincere applaud and Thanks.

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