Through a partnership with local social enterprise iSocial, a sister concern of IT enterpriseDNet, TEGA Bangladesh has successfully set up four networks across Dhaka, Jashore, Boqura, and Rangpur with 12 young women from each location becoming fully qualified researchers.
Each project focuses on a specific theme: women’s economic empowerment, health and nutrition, sexual harassment, child marriage, and sexual and reproductive health.
Rachel Rawlings, Gender Equality Branch, DFAT, said: “Gender equality and empowerment of young women and girls is a top priority for DFAT. We are very pleased to support these amazing young women leaders and their communities through TEGA in Bangladesh.”
Clare Webb, Senior Relationships Manager for TEGA at Girl Effect, said: “In Bangladesh, teenage girls face multiple challenges. Gender inequality is widespread and many adolescent girls face constant struggles accessing the healthcare, education and employment they need to survive. Thanks to the support of DFAT and using Girl Effect’s fast and authentic research methodology, TEGA, we have heard in girls’ own words how issues like these affect them, and are taking their voices directly to those with the power to make a difference to their lives.”
TEGA | Understanding girls’ lives in Bangladesh with DFAT