The programme on Gender under the social policy unit of Unnayan Onneshan undertakes research on all aspects of gender issues, specifically focuses on concerns pertaining to women workers’ right, sexual harassment of women and representation of women in the society.
UO undertakes research for improving women worker rights in traditional sector, service sector, formal and informal sector. Furthermore, UO focuses on reducing women sexual harassment at home and outside. Moreover, UO advocates for changing the mode of representation of women that postulates a degrading position of women in the society. Through its research programmes would try to way out existing inequalities between men and women in the society and try to find out possible solutions to give women their actual dues. Moreover, advocacy for institutional responses would promote policy reformulation to ensure adequate and appropriate provision for the women.
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Policy Advocacy and Engagement
The objective of the organization is to create broad awareness among the civil society on current social issues. Through disseminating its research works and organizing events, the organisation put ideas directly to decision-makers at national and international levels. It has cultivated connections with public sector officials, politicians, business leaders, NGOs, trade unions, women groups, educators for building active support for ensuring social justice and equity across the society
Advocacy and Dissemination
Unnayan Onneshan, a part of dissemination process, is continuously publishing research reports in website www.unnayan.org. These reports are downloadable free of charge and user friendly. Moreover, the organisation arranges seminars, workshops to disseminate research reports to the broader stakeholders with the aim of influencing policy modules for change. In addition, the organisation is publishing policy briefs and opinions in renowned national and international dailies and weeklies as part of capacity building programmes to aware mass people and also to inform policy makers about current gender situation in Bangladesh.