This week’s profiled resource is titled “Finding a Voice for the Voiceless: Indigenous People Gain Recognition in Bangladesh” and is from Oxfam Great Britain. This article explores the impact of the Indigenous People’s Capacity Building Programme implemented in Bangladesh. The program aimed to improve the lives of the 2.2 million indigenous or adibashi peoples, who experience structural prejudice, discrimination, and violence from the majority Bengali community.
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Oxfam GB and its 20 partner organisations set up the Indigenous People’s Capacity Building Programme. This aimed to ensure that the northern adibashi peoples, who are the most discriminated against, could hold the government to account. The programme increased the numbers of adibashi children in primary school, improved women’s participation in traditional social structures, helped adibashis claim land and made them less vulnerable to exploitation. This has increased the community’s confidence and helped them to speak out and claim their rights.
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