SUPRO has been implementing different local and national mobilization activities in district level since 2003 through its district committee. The main objectives of those mobilizations were to strengthen district activist’s capacity that the local NGO and civil society leader can mobilize themselves in various issues for establishing their human rights, justice and even against deprivation. As a result, we found many success instances of mobilization since then in districts level. District committee leaders with civil society made mobilization and protest on land grabbing, tackle bad effect of climate change, human rights violation issues, which’s were not the regular campaign activity of SUPRO.

To strengthen these activities and capacities, SUPRO took initiatives in August 2009 to implement local issue mobilization activities in districts level and primarily selected some issues like human rights violation, environment preservation, violation against women, deprivation on health & education, best utilization ways of local resources, small and medium entrepreneurship development etc for local mobilization. Different districts performed their mobilization on those issues.

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District: Pirojpur
Village: Badura (ward 9) and Shankorpasha (ward 4)
Union: Shankorpasha

Participants: 12, Female: 6, Male: 6

Key Findings:

  1. One third of the respondents can not arrange three times meal in a day. They said they had insufficient food for the last 12 months.
  2. They have no money to buy food how they will follow the minimum dietary diversity of food.
  3. Most of the respondents live on hands to mouth. Only during the harvesting time they get opportunity to earn money and for the rest of the time, they remain jobless and pass very hard days.
  4. No job opportunity except agriculture.
  5. They take loan from NGOs, Krishi Bank to mitigate household needs and can not invest the loan money in income generating activities.
  6. They suffer from illness more than once during the year. Illness can not be treated due to their unavailability of the treatment facilities and unaffordable facilities.

Most of the children in their village are going to school. They have to spend money to buy school dress, khata, pen, private fee, exam fee in primary level. On the other hand, they have to spend money to buy books, communication, dress, private fee, tuition fee (for boys), exam fee etc.
In the village have no power supply and they are to spend 300/- monthly for buying kerosene oil where total monthly income is only 1500-1800 taka.
Salinity of water is creating bad impact on the agricultural land which damages the crops severely.

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District Consultations on Sharing Draft Shadow ReportWith a view to sharing the findings of the draft shadow report on MDGs progress in Bangladesh 12 district consultations have been held in different 12 districts (Bogra, Barguna, Jamalpur, Jhenaida, pabna, Pirojpur, Rangamati, Satkhira, Shariatpur, Netrakona, Tangail and Thakurgaon). The consultations were participated by different kinds of stakeholders such as, government officials, local political activists, representatives of local government, teacher, student, women, and NGO activists.

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