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The Flag Girl: Raising flag worldwide for women’s rights to travel

Priota farelin Iftekhar, a Bangladeshi girl who believes that there is no force more powerful than willpower to rise. And she is going forward with this determination, raising a Bangladeshi flag to support Bangladeshi youth especially girls and women to make sure their rights to travel.

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Shopnotori Foundation; Dream, Imagine & Believe

Harassment against women is a daily reality in Bangladesh. Every day in homes, schools and public spaces women and girls face harassment. In rural areas, the propensity of harassing young women is awfully high. Many studies show that according to most of the men it is very common as men do not see women as equals in any respect. Gender-based violence and harassment are thus considered as usual incidents.

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Brihonnola: Break Borders & Build Humanity

Bangladesh’s transgender community, called ‘hijra’ has been ignored for decades. In the absence of care and acceptance, people of the hijra community has always been disregarded and demoted. An estimated 10,000 to half a million of Bangladesh’s population belong to the hijra community. Few organizations working for their welfare to ensure their identity, legal rights and better future are trying hard to change the perception of society that hijras are not burden and they do not deserve to be mistreated.

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Pakhi Foundation: Where the smallest triumphs are the most blissful

It is estimated that about 1 percent of the world population has autism spectrum disorder. According to a WHO’s report (2009), there are 0.84% of children are suffering from autism spectrum disorders in Bangladesh. Though Bangladesh has a well-developed three tired health care delivery system, the service for autism is not widely available. Only at the upper class of the society has access to address autism properly but the rural and semi-urban areas are lacking proper facilities and services for Autism.

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Light to Life : Emerging Hope

It is estimated that 15 million people in Bangladesh suffer from a variety of mental health illness. Damage occurswhen we misunderstand mental illness — and its gravity. Nowadays, the tendency of committing suicide, violence, anger etc. become severe and frequent among theyounggeneration. The lack of knowledge is one of the major causes not to address this critical issue.

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Protibondhi Kollyan Samiti : Creating a new perception

Protibondhi Kollyan Samiti was formed in 2001 in Mymensingh by 9 physically challenged energetic young enthusiastic proponents who think that they are no less than any normal human. Protibondhi Kollayan Samiti provides physical fitness training to especiallychallenged people along with education.

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Bridge Foundation : Connecting Hope

More than one billion people in the world live with some form of disability and among them,80% live in developing countries. These people are also known as the world’s largest marginalized group in terms of obtaining poorer health condition, lower educationalachievement,andfewer economic opportunities. The reason behind this poor fact is mainly lack of services available to them (e.g., information and communication technology, transportation facilities, alternative education, employment opportunity etc.) which causes obstacles in their daily life.

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All for One Foundation: Breaking the Taboo

The urge behind the formation of – All for one foundation came from an awful real-life experience. Mira, one of the founding members of All for One Foundation, once visited a remote river island of Bangladesh where she suddenly got her period. She could not find any pharmacy to buy sanitary napkin and thus she was seeking help from local houses.

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Jagaran Club: Leading a social awakening

The story began when a little schoolgirl from a sleepy southwestern Bangladeshi village fought with immense courage against the patriarchy to prevent her own marriage. That girl, Hira Parvin, now an undergrad student, has since been engaged in a relentless fight against child marriage, seen as the biggest social curse in Bangladesh now.

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Turning ‘burdens’ into assets

Selim Reza, a young man born blind in the seaside locality of Patenga in Chittagong, grew up in a society that viewed its people with special needs with very little care, let alone anything special. As he grew up, he knew exactly what it would take to turn the “burdens” into assets.

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