This is a women empowerment projects that NABIC has been supporting since 2009. Called “Joutuk” free marriage campaign, is located in Gaibandha.
Over 300 girls from very poor families were trained in 6 different fields like tailoring, cooking, raising children, basic health issue, nursery (vegetable gardening) and defense against Eve-Teasing. These programs , for creating awareness against ‘Dowry & Child-Marriage’ ,have been very successful in rural areas of Gaibandha. Following six months of training, each of the girls was given a sewing machine and cash to start own business. During the training period close to 100 girls had Dowry-Free marriages. So far NABIC provided $120K for this project.