Sustained Impact

Sustained Impact of Male Engagement for Gender Equality

Bangladesh has made notable progress around key indicators such as poverty reduction, economic growth and improvements around maternal and neonatal health. However, this growth does not always translate into gains for both women and men. The 2017-18 Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey found that 59% of women aged 20–24 were married before age 18. One-third (31%) of women aged 20–49 reported that they had married at age 15.

It is in this context that USAID’s ‘Nobo Jatra – new beginning’ project, implemented by World Vision Bangladesh seeks to improve gender equitable food security, nutrition and resilience in southwest Bangladesh. Nobo Jatra is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) of the Government of Bangladesh. The project has reached over 216,377 households including pregnant and lactating women, children under two, youth, adolescents, husbands and fathers with multi sector interventions.