The women of Tenaki CBO tackling child marriage within their community

The women of Tenaki tackling child marriage

Pictured: The women of Tenaki – a local Community Development Organisation refusing to accept the illegal practice of marrying of young girls within their community. Child marriage has historically been high in Bangladesh which has the 8th highest prevalence of child marriage in world! UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2019 identified 51.4% of women (at …

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Baisherchar Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd

Pictured: Leadership team of the Baisherchar Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd on their graduation day! On my recent trip to Bangladesh, I had the privilege of attending four graduation ceremonies for Community Based Organisations that have grown from our work. Each ceremony was a distinctive as the group themselves but with a common theme of transformation …

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Padma Mohila Unnayan Samiti

Pictured: CEO Lisa West-Newman (centre) with the official commemorative certificate handover to Padma Mohila Unnayan Samiti Leadership. Symbiosis Bangaldesh Country Director Dr Abdur Rahman (foreground), alongside senior Symbiosis Bangladesh staff and local dignitaries. On the 30 September 2023, Symbiosis International celebrated the ‘graduation’ of the Padma Mohila Unnayan Samiti (Padma Women’s Development Association). ‘Padma’, as …

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National Mourning Day Observance 2023

Photo: Commemorations held at the Symbiosis Bangladesh Administration Office (Dhaka)  On Tuesday 15 August 2023, Symbiosis Bangladesh marked the 48th martyrdom anniversary of the father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, by observing National Mourning Day.  This solemn occasion holds deep historical importance for Bangladesh. To commemorate, the entire Symbiosis Bangladesh team came together …

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Welcome – আপনাকেও ধন্যবাদ – Apnakeo dhonnobad

Pictured: Top left – Adam Robinson, Top right – Krystal Wallis, Bottom – Savaen Cameron. The very first sentence of our 2022 Annual Report written by our directors says: “ ​​Symbiosis continues to be in a significant time of transition, a time when those who have been with the organisation for many years come to …

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Recognising Lyndall Purcell

Interview with Lyndall Purcell Lyndall Purcell joined the Symbiosis International Board in June 2013. After serving diligently for nearly 10 years, Lyndall is stepping away from her role as a Board Member. We couldn’t let her go without getting reflections from her time helping the organisation navigate change and challenges over the years. What has …

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