Title

Advancing Women’s Right of Access to Information in Bangladesh

OBJECTIVE:

  1. To increase awareness by CSOs on importance of RTI for women;
  2. To enhance capacity of CSOs to use RTI and advance women’s use of RTI;
  3. To ensure access to information through innovative mechanism.

 

RESULTS:

  1. Number of CSOs and/ Women CSOs/CBOs in Sylhet district incorporating RTI into their agenda;
  2. Number of CSOs and/ Women CSOs/CBOs in Sylhet districts assisting women to seek information;
  3. Information service providing authorities are sensitized to disclose information proactively;
  4. Information is available from service agencies through implementation of RTI.

 

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

Meetings, workshops to raise awareness among women's groups and other relevant local organizations about the right of access to information. Follow up with smaller groups of women who show a special interest in being champions of the right of ATI. Awareness-raising campaigns and dissemination will be organized through different media (e.g. radio) about the right of access to public information. Convene and conduct capacity building/trainings among relevant CSOs and community based organizations on how to use the Right to Information Act and women and RTI.

Location:

Sylhet Sadar Upazila

 Duration:

April 2017 to January 2019

Donor:

MJF, Carter Center