WE TELL: UNDERSTANDING URBAN POVERTY
UPPR launched the ‘We Tell’ photo project, a special initiative to highlight the experiences of girls and women in the slums of Bangladesh. We Tell gives voice to girls and women to tell the story of their lives and those of their communities through photography.
2013 ANNUAL REPORT: REVIEWING PROGRESS & PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
This report reflects what our project has achieved in reducing urban poverty since 2008. 2013 was a particularly good year with respect to working with communities and local Government partners for long-lasting results. We hope this report will stimulate debate over the most effective way to move forward in Bangladesh post-2015.
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.
PAANIR OPOR NAAM JIBON (WATER IS ANOTHER NAME FOR LIFE)
Water should be sufficient, safe, physically accessible and affordable – it is the human right to water. Still, water is not equally distributed. Around 3,600 families in Bhashantek lack access to safe water but today they are being connected to the city water network.
Reviewing progress & planning for the future of the urban poor in Bangladesh