March 16, 2007

BNWLA Hostel Appeal

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association (BNWLA) was formed in 1979. Throughout the past decades it has been striving to build up safeguards against all forms of violence, exploitation and discrimination against women and children in Bangladesh by ensuring legal and rehabilitation support and aid. Andrew has details on their efforts and an appeal:

BNWLA Hostel appeal
Their project faces a challenge. The temporary accommodation in which the survivors are currently being housed is in fact a rented old people’s home, which is cramped, rather gloomy and clearly inadequate in terms of space and facilities. A recent consultation asked the young women, girls and boys what their needs were. This is what they said. “We need an open space for out door games, a place for free movement, a bigger space for vocational training, a Theatre for cultural programs, and a big compound where will be fresh air, trees, birds, cafes, open playing instruments and prayer place”.

To meet this need, BNWLA plans to build a new safe shelter with dormitories, school and training facilities, an auditorium and a multi-purpose hall, in a green-field site already secured outside Dhaka. This will provide a much more suitable environment for recovery and rehabilitation, away from the stresses and dangers of the city. They need to raise approximately £330,000 (44 crore taka).

Every single donation will help, no matter how small. Please give, and change the future of the thousands of women, girls and boys who will benefit over the years from the shelter, as they seek to rebuild their broken lives. Kindly amplify this initiative to as many people as possible. Please click on the picture or go to this page to donate or provide your suggestions and comments.


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