Project Details:

Project Type: Not Applicable

Project Name Nirapod-1: Saving Women from Unwanted and Unsafe Pregnancy
Project Duration Oct‟12-Dec‟15
Funding organization

Funded by:
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Supported by:
Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP)
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)

Project Goal

Strengthen safe Menstrual Regulation (MR) and Family Planning (FP) services for the women and adolescents in selected districts of Bangladesh.

Project Purpose

1. Increase access to safe MR, FP, Post Abortion Care and post MR FP services among the women, adolescents and garment factory workers
2. Obtain GoB and garment associations support and approval for implementation of project activities and testing of modified service modalities

Project Output

Increased demand for safe MR, FP, post abortion care and post MR FP services among the women, adolescents and garment factory workers

Project working areas

27 Garment Factories in different districts Dhaka-2, Narayanganj-5, Ashulia-2, Tongi-2, Tangail-2,Gazipur-16

Beneficiary/Stakeholder

1. Factory Management
2. Doctors
3. Workers
4. Health Service Providers
5. National & local GOB
6. Bangladesh Garments Manufacture & Export Association
7. Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturer & Export Association
8. Buying Companies

Short description

Female garments hardly have any awareness related to family Planning,menstrual regulation, unsafe menstrual regulation, prenatal health care,safe pregnancy, pregnancy spacing, personal hygiene, safe menstrual practices, HIV/AIDS, Sexual transmitted infection/dresses, reproductive tract infection/ etc. This is the major cause of many personal health related problems.

Moreover, this lack of awareness also leads to unsafe and even dangerous pre natal condition among these women, causing their children being born with low birth weight, even still birth. Their lack of awareness related to anti natal care, proper family planning method as well as pregnancy spacing impacts on their own health as well as their future pregnancies and children‟s health conditions. Projects involving awareness rising among the female garments workers regarding pre and anti natal health care, pregnancy preparation and pregnancy spacing, family planning and women‟s personal health management is, therefore a timely response of this need in Bangladesh.

Phulki‟s approach towards this promotion of health awareness amongst the female garments workers involve peer educator group. From 2012, Phulki has expanded the reach of this project through partnership approach.

Phulki also established a referral linkage between Phulki, Garments factory Management & Reproductive Health service providers. Those health centers are adjacent of garments factory premises. As result, Garments Factory workers received health services indeed with subsidy.

Major Achievements
  • Develop Master Trainer: Target 450, Achive-623
  • Developed Peer Educator: target-1350, Achive-1724
  • Phulki provide training to 90,000 Garment Worker on SRHR in 27Garments Factory
  • More workers are now going to Health service centre 305
  • Phulki establish 48 Factory information corner on SRHR at factorypremises