Program and Project Implementation

Steps has gained huge experience and expertise in program/project implementation and management through executing various projects on gender, human rights and governance in almost all divisions of the country. Those projects and programs focused on different aspects of women’s human rights and rights violations, various governance related issues (especially on the local government), education, women’s political participation, women’s economic empowerment, gender-responsive planning and budgeting at local and national level, youth development, food security, agriculture, climate change etc. Steps implemented those projects or programs with technical and financial assistance from different international organizations and UN bodies as well as government ministries/institutions.

From the very beginning, Steps’ one of the main themes of work is women’s human rights and VAWG is one of the main issues. For the last almost 3 decades Steps has been implementing its program on promotion and protection of women human rights and gender equality with particular focus on violence against women to achieve its mission. In last 28 years (Since 1993 till date) Steps has implemented a number of programs and projects on women human Rights including VAWG and SRHR at 8 divisions, 20 districts, 55 upazila, 450 unions and with 500 educational institutions and these are still continuing. Currently, Steps is implementing a project in 61 districts and 491 upazillas under 19 LGED regions in 8 divisions of the country.

Some of the most significant projects implemented by Steps so far are as follows: Strengthening Movement to Advance Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, APARAJITA-Political Empowerment of Women; Strengthening Gender Responsive Local Governance; Strengthening Civil Society Participation in implementing CEDAW Convention in Bangladesh, AGNIJITA-Political Empowerment of Marginalized Women; Best School for Girls and Boys; Promote Inclusive Educational Environment for the Physically Challenged Students; Stop child marriage and sexual harassment; Prevent violence against women and girls; Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Economic empowerment and innovative value chain development for marginalized farmers and producers etc.