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Webinar 7 – Bangladesh’s Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection (DVPP) Act 2010

Webinar Date and Time: December 7, 2016 at 9:00am EST. You can watch the webinar here

Webinar Summary: Plan International’s Protecting Human Rights project, funded by USAID, contributes to the implementation of the DVPP Act in Bangladesh. Farhana Afroz, Deputy Chief of Party of the Protecting Human Rights Project, will discuss the work of the Protecting Human Rights project and whether the DVPP Act is helping survivors of domestic violence.

Speaker Bio: Farhana Afroz has worked for national and international development organizations for over 14 years in different parts of Bangladesh. She has extensive experience implementing USAID-funded programs – Bangladesh Human Rights Advocacy Program (BHRAP), PROGATI, PRODIP and Protecting Human Rights (PHR) in different professional capacities. She began her professional career in 1999, as .a field officer for CARE Bangladesh. During 2004-2012, Ms. Farhana was the Senior Program Officer and Head of Program of different national organization. The job assignments had been diverse in all over the country that included programme planning and implementation; monitoring and evaluation; database management; costing and budgeting of project activities; preparing reports; liaising with PNGOs, GOs and donor organisations; supervising national, district and local level project staffs; developing resource materials.

In 2012, she was appointed Project Implementation Manager of PHR to lead the field team, including 12 partners, in six locations in 102 unions. Her laudable contributions propelled PHR to achieving significant success (e.g., PHR won Plan International’s Best Project Design and Implementation in 2015 within an annual portfolio of $750 million). Between the years 2013-16, Farhana served as both Acting COP and DCOP during significant periods of time. In July 2016, she was officially approved by USAID as DCOP. She had Master’s degree on Human Rights form Dhaka International University.


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