Banchte Shekha

Partner Type:
Nongovernmental Organization

Banchte Shekha is a nongovernmental organization in western Bangladesh providing skills training and support to poor, rural women, many of whom have experienced domestic violence, desertion, dowry abuse and rejection by their families. With a membership over 20,000, the organization engages in diverse interventions, ranging from savings, credit and income generation to literacy, health and legal advocacy. Banchte Shekha is committed to enabling women to support themselves and live with dignity through improved access to financing, education and a way of taking collective action on important women’s rights issues.