STITCH: A Comprehensive Approach to SRHR for Female Workers in RMG
Mr. Saiful Hasan Badal, Hon’ble Secretary of Medical Education and Family Welfare Department, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; spoke as the chief guest of the seminar. It was presided over by the Honorable Director General (Grade-1) of the Directorate General of Family Planning, Shahan Ara Banu, ndc.
Dr. Ellen W. Bal, Vrije University Amsterdam’s STITCH project director; Mrs. Laila Karim of Ayat Skill Development Center (Focal Person-STITCH); President of Indigenous Peoples Development Service (IPDS) Mr. Sanjeev Drang; Vrije University Amsterdam’s STITCH (Stitch) Project Manager, Mrs. Esther Den Hartog and many others spoke at the seminar.
The STITCH project involved the Directorate General of Family Planning, RedOrange Communications, Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Ayat Skill Development Center and IPDS working together under the overall supervision of Vrije University Amsterdam and developed a comprehensive curriculum.
A training toolkit has also been developed for women workers in the garment industry. Also, two modules of DGFP, one module of ASDC and one module of IPDS, were inaugurated at the seminar.