‘Right Here, Right Now’ project to Create Awareness on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
‘Right Here, Right Now (RHRN)’ aims to strengthen the sexual and reproductive health issues of adolescents, young people, marginalized and gender diverse population in Bangladesh.
The Honorable Chairman of National Human Rights Commission, Nasima Begum NDC, inaugurated the second phase of the project on Monday (13th December), 2021, at Hotel Amari, Dhaka.
She stated that, “This project will have significant contributions in achieving various targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.” She acknowledged all the organizations and people involved with this project and wishes overall success.
It was informed during the event that RHRN is a global partnership project and its coalition partners are BRAC, Naripokkho and Oboyob with Bandhu Social Welfare Society (Bandhu) as the lead organization.
The purpose of this project is to encourage adolescents and youth to make their own decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. RHRN aims to ensure that an empowered youth group can make decisions about their SRHR issues, voice their needs and claim their rights and establish a gender just society.
RHRN now started its second phase with the aim to implement its goals within 5 years from 2021-2025, which is consistent with the National Youth Strategy 2017-2030 of the Government of Bangladesh.
RHRN program commenced in Bangladesh in 2017 initially consisted of 11 organizations with Bandhu Social Welfare Society as the lead organization. It is financed by a Netherlands based organization and is active in ten countries in Africa (Kenya, Senegal, Uganda and Zimbabwe), Asia (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal and Pakistan), and Latin America (Bolivia and Honduras) and one subregion, the Caribbean.
Honorable members of parliament Adiba Anjum Mita MP, Barrister Shamim Haider Patwar MP, Program Manager of Directorate General of Family Planning Dr. Joynal Haque and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands were present in the inaugural ceremony.