We are happy to dedicate this month’s e-newsletter to the spirit of the International Women’s Day, which we celebrated on 8 March like elsewhere in the world.
Over a century ago in 1910, German women rights activists Clara Zetkin and Käte Duncker proposed that March 8 be observed globally as Women’s Day. We have come a long way since. In countries around the world, Bangladesh included, women now have higher education, greater rights and a louder voice than a century or even half a century ago. But a lot of work remains to be done, and a long way to go.
Under the Prosperity programme, the PKSF is making an all-out effort towards achieving that goal. This issue discusses how we plan to do it.
We are also delighted to share with you how we are training our PO staff on the extreme-poor household selection process through Participatory Extreme Poor Identification Tool (PEPIT).
AQM Golam Mawla
Deputy Managing Director, PKSF
Project Director, Prosperity, PKSF