Bangladesh Women’s Foundation evolved as an independent body of Women’s Fund in Bangladesh since 2003 to invest in women’s leadership and empowerment to bring positive change in their livelihood. It has been working towards mobilizing, networking and institutional capacity building to support leadership amongst the local women’s NGOs that working in the grassroots level and lacks of access to external or local financial resources. At present approximately 8189 NGOs that have been registered by the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, are smaller in size, remoteness, lack of skill to develop project proposal, language barriers, sophistication and lack of access in to informational and professional approach. BWF has mobilized and established a network with 1300 Local Women Organization in 64 districts since 1995 and since 2003 it has been started its fundraising and grants making with the initial fund from Global Fund for Women. Subsequently, raised fund from other sources and so far supported the leadership and capacity building to some 500 local Women organization and grants to 34 women organizations and groups.
To increase the self-reliance of the women’s groups towards supporting women’s initiatives focused on human rights, gender equality and improved conditions of women and children in Bangladesh.
To achieve the vision our mission is to create an enabling environment for connecting rural women into national women’s movement. To this end, the organization aim to invest in women’s leadership, personal and political empowerment and enabled women to initiate their own solution in poverty, political deprivation and human rights abuses and extreme vulnerability and insecurity through human skill development and financial resources to equip women with the best possible way to lead solution.
To support women’s initiatives focusing on human rights, gender equality and improve conditions of women and children in Bangladesh.
Women’s Forum is built for creating dynamic communities through leadership development and financial support to women for bringing a sustainable change in their lives.