A RIGHT TO A TOILET: A RIGHT TO BE SAFE, CLEAN AND HEALTHY
More than one third of the urban population in Bangladesh doesn’t have access to improved sanitation. By empowering communities to identify the need to increase their access to hygienic latrines and contracting by themselves the works, UPPR is trying to help the Government to tackle this problem in a sustainable way.
INSPIRING CHILDREN TO SAVE FOR THEIR FUTURE
Among the millions of children from poor and extremely poor families in Bangladesh, some are taking their first steps to be able to break out the cycle of poverty one day. By developing a savings habit early in life, children in Dinajpur show us how they can acquire a sense of responsibility for their resources and learn how to think of the future.
INTEGRATING POOR WOMEN IN CITY GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES
Nine urban poor women previously serving in community leadership positions promoted by UPPR were elected as Councillors in this year’s City Corporation elections. These women now focus in their five-year term as Councillors on promoting gender equality and improving the living conditions of women in their jurisdictions.
This report gives an overview of our work in 2012 towards lifting three million people out of poverty in cities of Bangladesh.