• Friday, Apr 23, 2021
  • Last Update : 05:00 pm

15,000 Covid-19-affected marginalized women to receive financial support from MJF

  • Published at 06:04 pm February 3rd, 2021
  • Last updated at 06:04 pm February 3rd, 2021
women standing in queue line health covid poor poverty
Photo: REUTERS

Program will help empower marginalized women in creating sustainable livelihood opportunities, says MJF executive director

Human rights organization Manusher Jonno Foundation has initiated its month-long cash distribution program to support 15,380 marginalized women in 35 districts, who were severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Each beneficiary, selected through a rigorous process involving 42 partner NGOs, will get Tk7,000 through the program which began on Monday.

Some 391 citizens’ committees were involved in the selection as well as the cash distribution process.

The cash support is being provided under the Excluded People’s Rights (EPR) program, with support from the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), said a press release.


Also Read- Experts: Marginalized people must get equitable access to stimulus incentives


The beneficiary list, verified by union parishads and endorsed by upazila administrations concerned, includes women from poor and marginalized communities, indigenous people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts and plain land, Dalit and Harijan castes, Bede community, women with disabilities, transgender women and fisher folk. 

Extremely poor women-headed households, widows, destitute women and victims of violence are also in the list.

Grievance redress committees involving 354 people have been formed to address any issues regarding selection and distribution.

Lauding the British government’s support, MJF Executive Director Shaheen Anam said the program will help empower some 15,000 marginalized women to create sustainable livelihood opportunities and ensure their families’ wellbeing. 

In September 2020, the MJF distributed Tk575 lakh to 23,000 marginalized households in 38 priority districts with support from the FCDO, the release mentioned.

51
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail