Friday, 12 March 2010
ADOLESCENT GIRLS PROGRAM of Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation 1996
In Bangladesh particularly in rural and urban slum area adolescent girls are the most deprived group of all. They are deprived of education, human rights, family and legal security. They are neglected and sometimes ostracized, despite being productive members of society with great future potential. During adolescence girls become a social burden of their parents even while they accomplish many manual responsibilities in poor families. To add some additional earnings for the family, adolescent girls work as maidservants where they are poorly paid and bitterly treated.
After their marriage, the adolescents bad and un-livable life fraught with torture, desertion and divorce. Due to dowry system and having no literacy and knowledge of legal rights, the yield to the cruelties of their husband’s family in the most cases. Thus their wedlock becomes a dead lock by napping their lives in the bud. Being fully aware of the problems. Rainbow has taken up the initiative for the well being of poor adolescent girls through launching a adolescents advancement program of adolescent girls training’s where life based education is a vital component.
The purpose of this training is to make the adolescent girls aware of social exploitation, reproductive health, gender awareness, STDs/STI, HIV/AIDS, legal rights, concepts of family development, hygienic sanitation, arsenic pollution, clean water, leadership development, health, nutrition, mother care before and after pregnancy, family planning, concept of marriage, early marriage and its demerits, importance of marriage registration, divorce and ways and means to check divorce, the persecution of women and law against it, child abuse, concept of family court. Role of adolescent girls in the family their participation in development activities. Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation has been running adolescent girls development program since 1996.