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RISE – Resilience through Information on SRHR & Empowerment

The RISE programme aimed to strengthen the capacity of NGO (health) professionals and academic institutions to meet the sexual and reproductive health and rights needs of groups displaced by conflict and the climate crisis in southern Bangladesh.

Tailor-made Training

Together with our partners, KIT delivered a two-module tailor-made training programme to 30 health professionals from Family Planning Association Bangladesh (FPAB), Integrated Social Development Effort (ISDE) Bangladesh, and other local NGOs. This training, developed in response to the needs of course participants, increased their capacity in working to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of vulnerable groups in fragile settings, specifically groups affected by displacement due to climate crisis and conflict.

Of these 30 initial trainees, 8 received further training that enabled them to deliver the two core modules of the course themselves, allowing the course elements to be cascaded throughout their organisations. The trainees delivered the core modules to a total of 50 colleagues from their respective organisations and was also guided by KIT and partners to complete two research projects assessing the needs and issues faced by climate and conflict-affected groups in south-eastern Bangladesh. The primary aim was to improve the evidence base of FPAB and ISDE’s services, programmes, and advocacy.

In April 2022, 25 officers and staff from ISDE Bangladesh in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar came together for an intensive week-long cascade training. They disseminated what they learned to staff from different professions at the field level – Read more about the workshop here (Bangla).

In The News


  • The RISE Project: New Research Report on Adolescent Pregnancy

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    • News

    In November, the RISE (Resilience through Information on SRHR and Empowerment) project came to a close. This training and research project aimed to strengthen the capacity and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) knowledge of NGO health professionals to meet the needs of young women whose lives are affected by climate change and conflict in […]

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  • “My Mother-in-law forbade me to take pills”

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    • Publication

    Factors Driving Adolescent Pregnancies Among Young Women Clients From Health Clinics in Bangladesh This study aims to explore factors associated with adolescent pregnancy using a qualitative lens and focuses on five different geographic regions in the country, namely Barisal, Cumilla, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, and Dhaka. It adopted a qualitative research design. Accordingly, data was collected […]

  • Addressing the Issue of Adolescent Pregnancies in Bangladesh

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    • Publication

    Policy note

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  • Applied research

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