An alliance comprising of six national NGOs as Implementing partners (IPs) and several national and international Technical Partners (TPs) have been implementing the project Unite for Body Rights (UBR ).
IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS IN UBR
IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS IN UBR (PHASE 2)
ASSOCIATION FOR PREVENTION OF SEPTIC ABORTION, BANGLADESH (BAPSA)
The alarming situation due to the high rate of maternal mortality caused by unwanted pregnancies and septic abortion coupled with inadequate reproductive health care services to address them ultimately led a group of reputed medical practitioners and social workers to establish BAPSA in early 1982.Under UBR2 project, BAPSA provides Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) in Mymensingh Sadar under Mymensingh district
BANGLADESH NARI PROGATI SANGHA (BNPS)
BNPS is an activist women’s organization, working since 1986 to establish equality for women from the family to the state level. BNPS has been working at the national level for policy and legal reforms and at the community level for organizing and mobilizing grassroots people through a variety of programs. Under UBR2 project, BNPS provides Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) in Barhatta and Netrokona upazila under Netrokona district.
DUSHTA SHASTHYA KENDRA (DSK)
DSK is a non-government development organization (NGO) working for poverty reduction in selected hard to reach remote areas of Bangladesh. The organization started its venture in the id eighties through volunteerism. Under UBR2 project, DSK provides Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) in Durgapur upazila under Netrokona district & at Moddhanagar in Dharampasha upazila under Sunamgonj district.
FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION OF BANGLADESH (FPAB)
FPAB was established in 1953 with the objective to improve the quality of life of the underprivileged section of the society. FPAB is the oldest and largest family planning non-government organization in Bangladesh. At present FPAB has its service network in 32 districts out of 64 districts of Bangladesh. Sexual and Reproductive Health services are priority interventions. Under UBR2 project, FPAB provides Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) in under PabnaSadar, Noakhali Sadar Upazila.
POPULATION SERVICES AND TRAINING CENTER (PSTC)
Population Services and Training Center (PSTC) is the inheriting organization of Family Planning Services and Training Center (FPSTC) which was created by a government order in 1978. It is a non-government, not for profit voluntary Organization registered with the Directorate of Social Welfare in 1995 and with NGO Affairs Bureau in 1996 affiliated with Directorate of Family Planning in 1997 declared as the inheriting organization of FPSTC by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 1997. PSTC evolves under the leadership of eminent citizen of the nation, former defense personnel, valiant freedom fighter and a successful professional, Commander (Retd.) Abdur Rouf. He had been the first-ever Chief Executive of the then FPSTC. Later on he led the initiatives to turn a project into an organization known today as PSTC and became the Founder of the organization. PSTC has been working for the improvement and uphold the standard of livelihoods of poor and socially disadvantaged people by undertaking various programs and projects particularly, health service focused projects around the country. Under UBR2 project, PSTC provides Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) in Gazipur and Chittagong.
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAMME (RHSTEP)
RHSTEP is a leading national organization providing sexual, reproductive and general health services to women, men, adolescents and children; capacity building training to the government and NGO service providers; advocating to establish sexual and reproductive health and rights in Bangladesh. In 1989 MRTSP was transformed into an NGO with its limited activities of MR training, MR Services and Family Planning Services. Considering the increasing need of other reproductive health care, MRTSP stepped forward in 2000 with multifaceted services and a new name: ‘Reproductive Health Services Training and Education Program – RHSTEP’. Under UBR2 project, RHSTEP provides Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) in Rajasthali, Kawkhali and Savar Upazilla.
Naripokkho is a membership-based, women’s activist organisation working for the advancement of women’s rights and entitlements and building resistance against violence, discrimination and injustice. Since its founding in 1983, Naripokkho has met every Tuesday to discuss problems, issues and strategies related to these concerns. Naripokkho will be capacitated implementing partners on gender sensitivity.
BANDHU SOCIAL WELFARE SOCIETY (BSWS)
BANDHU SOCIAL WELFARE SOCIETY (BSWS) was formed in 1996 to address concerns of human rights abuse and denial of sexual health rights, and provide a rights-based approach to health and social services for the most stigmatized and vulnerable populations in Bangladesh, MSM in particular kothis/hijras and their partners. Over the years it has emerged as a national community led organization currently providing social and health services to a broad range of Sexual Minority Populations in 21 districts in Bangladesh. Under UBR2 Project, BSWS provides trainings on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) particularly gender diversity and identity issues of sexual minorities.
BRAC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (BIED)
BRAC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (BIED) has been involved in the field of education since its establishment in 2004 as a part of BRAC and BRAC University. Since its inception it has been contributing to the overall improvement of the national education system in Bangladesh. Over the years it has been flourishing by taking on new challenges and opportunities in fulfilling the overarching societal goals of fighting poverty, building human capital and enabling people to realize their potential. Under UBR Project, BIED provide straining and capacity on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) particularly counselling issues.
Simavi is a Dutch non-government organisation founded in 1925 and evolved over the years for a world in which all women and girls are socially and economically empowered to pursue their rights to live a healthy life free from discrimination, coercion and violence. Simavi’s programs revolve around themes that are linked to clean water, hygiene and sexual rights and health. Simavi’s programs are based in Africa and Asia. Simavi works together with Non-Governmental and Civil Society Organizations (NGOs and CSOs).
Rutgers is an international center of expertise on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) founded and based in the Netherlands. Rutgers was established in 1999 as the result of a fusion between Rutgers Stichting and Nisso. Rutgers consists of two departments: Research and Development, and Implementation. Rutgers research and many of its projects are carried out in the Netherlands and most primary and secondary schools use their sexuality education packages. Their expertise is also applied worldwide. Rutgers support partners internationally (across Europe, and in Africa, and Asia) to improve sexual and reproductive health and the acceptance of sexual rights and gender equality in their countries. They also approach sensitive issues in a positive way and have gained a wealth of experience in making sexuality, and sexual and reproductive rights a topic of discussion within different cultural contexts.