Gender Sensitivity Training at Regional Chapters

Gender Sensitivity Training at Regional Chapters

  • 8th Dec 2022
  • 10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Regional Chapter
Gender Sensitivity Training at Regional Chapters

Bangladesh Health Watch (BHW) has been implementing the three-year project, `Making Bangladesh's Healthcare Systems More Responsive and Participatory' with the funding support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) since December 1, 2019.

As part of its activities, BHW took an initiative to sensitize its Health Rights Youth Forum on gender issues and thus arranged training for its youth volunteers. This report is based on Gender Sensitivity Training for Health Rights Youth Forum conducted in all eight Regional Chapters of BHW. The training has been conducted from 22 October 2022 to 08 December 2022. The BHW has successfully accomplished this training despite the all-year-round planned activities. Health Rights Youth Forum is a volunteer platform where almost 350 enthusiastic, vibrant, and proactive young people have come together to achieve a common goal of developing and improving their local health system and management.

This report aims to describe the particulars of the training and shall be documented for further actions.

Name of the Training: Gender Sensitivity Training or জেন্ডার সংবেদনশীলতা বিষয়ক প্রশিক্ষণ

Purpose of the Training:
-to understand gender and gender sensitivity
-sensitize and motivate health rights youth forum to mitigate health-based gender discrimination. -to adopt attitudes and behaviors that value differential experiences and perspectives
-to ensure listening and respect for each other’s experiences and views

Trainer: Mr Shuvashis Chandra Mahanta was the key facilitator of this training. He has diverse experiences in providing trainings and has worked as a consultant with, UNDP, Oxfam, HEKS, Christian Aid, BRAC, MJF and other organizations.

Schedule of the Training:

SL Name of the Regional Chapter Date Venue
01 Manikganj 22-10-22 District Shilpokola Conference Room
02 Khagracchari 24-10-22 Hotel Gairing
03 Barguna 03-11-22 Upazilla Parishad Hall
04 Kurigram 06-11-22 Solidarity Tower
05 Sunamganj 09-11-22 Latifa Community Center
06 Chapainawabganj 24-11-22 Nokib Hossen Conference Room
07 Netrokona 30-11-22 SUS Dream Center
08 Bagerhat 08-12-22 RED Shelter Complex









Training participants:

A total of 201 youth volunteers took part in this training. Manikganj had the highest number of attendees with a total of 37 participants. A distinguished number of participants from each upazila health rights forum made the training more participatory. The number of female participants was lesser than male participants. Most of the participants were aged 18-27.

SL Region Host Participants Male Female Female Percentage
01 Manikganj BARCIK 37 23 14 31%
02 Khagracchari Zabarang 22 13 9 30%
03 Barguna Jago Nari 17 10 7 44%
04 Kurigram Solidarity 25 16 9 40%
05 Sunamganj ERA 25 17 8 32%
06 Chapainawabganj Proyas 25 16 9 44%
07 Netrokona SUS 25 17 8 40%
08 Bagerhat Rupantar 25 16 9 36%










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