GCAP Bangladesh focuses their work on activities which promote equity in human development. On the national level, it provides consultation on women’s empowerment, the promotion of good governance through decentralization and the usage of technology to improve accountability. It seeks to eradicate early marriage, child labour, and child abuse. GCAP Bangladesh actively engages in campaigns and on the ground campaigns through the observation of International Day of Poverty Eradication, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, World Humanitarian Day, Women’s Day and World Day Against Child Labor to name a few. Those international days allow the coalition to work on the thematic focuses as part of an international day of action.
Activities on Inequality:
Organizing mobilizations on equality and promoting equity and human development.
Activities on SDGs:
During the Global Day of Action the coalition was active in 2017 and 2018. In 2019 mass mobilizations were organized by GCAP Bangladesh during the Global Week of Action under the global campaign and hashtag #StandTogetherNow. The coalition also engaged in the People’s Assembly held on September 24 – 25, 2019, in and the subsequent GCAP General Assembly held on 26 – 27, 2019, both in New York. In 2017 the coalition was part of a larger national CSO coalition, which authored a position paper on Bangladesh’s VNR in 2017 which you can download under “Key Documents” on the top right hand-side of this page.
- Eradication of poverty (SDG 1)
- The right to food (SDG 2)
- Access to healthcare (SDG 3)
- Quality education (SDG 4)
- Gender equality (SDG 5)
- Access to clean water and sanitation (SDG 6)
- Access to clean and sustainable energy (SDG 7)
- Reduce inequalities, e.g. tax justice (SDG 10)
- Climate justice (SDG 13)
Video: March 2021 form the Women’s Assembly held to celebrate International Women’s Day in Noakhali, urged women folk to take leadership for breaking silence and work together towards achieving gender equality. Theme of the assembly was ”Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future”: