While other books tell you what dyslexia is, this book tells you what to do. And by keeping the focus on learning, not on standard reading the same way everyone else does, a child with dyslexia can and will develop the self-confidence to flourish in the classroom and beyond. After years of battling with a school system that did not understand his dyslexia and the shame that accompanied it, renowned activist and entrepreneur Ben Foss is not only open about his dyslexia, he is proud of it. In The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan he shares his personal triumphs and failures so that you can learn from his experiences, and provides a three-step approach for success:
There is much for the world to learn from the experiences of Bangladesh. The ever-increasing contribution of women is clearly evident in every spheres of the society. Their increasing active participation in all sectors ranging from agriculture to politics has made great impact to the national development.
The Constitution of Bangladesh also grants equal rights to women and men in all spheres of public life [Article28 1 and 28 3 ].
Bangladesh has already substantially achieved Empowerment plan MDG3 as it has secured gender parity in primary and secondary education at the national level. This positive development has occurred due to specific government interventions focusing on girl students, such as stipends and exemption of tuition fees for girls in rural areas, and the stipend scheme for girls at the secondary level.
Bangladesh outperformed its neighbours India and Pakistan in the Gender Inequality Index GIIa composite index that measures the cost of gender inequality to human development. Extensive social safety net programmes have been undertaken to provide various kinds of allowances, such as destitute women allowance, maternity and lactating mother allowance, disabled women allowance, divorced women allowance etc.
Vulnerable Group Feeding VGF is carried out for ensuring food security to vulnerable extreme poor women. Currently more than 3 million women are working in the RMG sector alone.
Like Empowerment plan year before, gender sensitive budgets were prepared for 40 ministries in the recently passed Budgetand a special allocation of TK. To encourage women entrepreneurship, a number of financial incentives are provided.
Between andbanks and non-bank financial institutions has disbursed TK 67 billion to 57, women entrepreneurs from their own sources. In13, women entrepreneurs received TK 18 billion; in16, women entrepreneurs received TK 20 billion; and in17, women entrepreneurs received TK 22 billion as SME credit.
This indicates that disbursement towards women entrepreneurs has been increasing both in amount and numbers. Moreover, all banks and NBFIs have opened women entrepreneur dedicated desks through which bank officials are providing information and service to women entrepreneurs.
Bangladesh government dreams for a democratic and inclusive society of Bangladesh. With the aim of making reality Vision, the government has been taken some amazing initiatives that definitely deserve appreciation, JOYEETA is one of them. At present entrepreneurs are being provided with stalls.
Disabled and oppressed women entrepreneurs are also provided with stalls. Maternity and Health Keeping in mind the needs of mothers, the current government extended maternity leave for expecting mothers from four months to six months. Bangladesh has made tremendous success in cutting down maternal mortality rate MMR drastically.
According to a survey by different UN organisations, the estimated MMR in Bangladesh stood at perlive births. The current government plans to reduce MMR to 63 perlive births by Steps have been taken for delivery of primary healthcare services through community clinics to rural, marginal and vulnerable women.
Model women friendly district hospitals have been established. Maternal Health Voucher Schemes provides a voucher package of three ante-natal checkups, safe delivery under skilled birth attendants, one post-natal checkup and transport cost. Education Bangladesh was the first country in South Asia to achieve gender-parity in primary education.
Achieving this milestone is a result of effective public policy, resource allocation and strong commitment from public and non-government sectors. Primary education is compulsory and free for all children aged between age 6 and All children attending primary and secondary schools receive textbooks free of cost.
The education of girls up to grade XII in public institutions is also free. To encourage girl students to continue their studies and also to reduce drop-out rates, stipends are awarded. Combating violence against women In DecemberParliament passed the Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Actwhich was the first express recognition of the problem of domestic violence in Bangladesh by the State.
In order to effectively implement this law, the government has formulated the Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Rules Other laws enacted by the current government for combating violence against women include Prevention and Restraint of Human Trafficking Act and the Pornography Control Act In addition to enactment of laws, One Stop Crisis Centers in 7 divisions are providing medical treatment, legal support, policy assistance and rehabilitation to the victims.
DNA profiling lab and DNA screening labs have been established in few national hospitals for effective investigation of gender based offences such as rape.
Continuing that total 80 One Stop Crisis Cells are established, among them 40 in district hospitals and 20 in upazilla health complex. Victim support centers are run by trained, professional women officers making the center more approachable for women victims.
Training on international laws and conventions are being imparted to judges, and law enforcement agencies to make them conversant with the existing international framework on violence against women and gender sensitivity. The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs MoWCA operates a Central Cell to ensure coordination of work on prevention of violence against women and children and extends necessary support to the victims of violence.
The MOWCA now maintains a helpline to provide legal, medical, rehabilitation and counseling help to victims of violence.Facts and Figures: Economic Empowerment Benefits of economic empowerment. When more women work, economies grow. An increase in female labour force participation—or a reduction in the gap between women’s and men’s labour force participation—results in faster economic growth.; Evidence from a range of countries shows that increasing the share of household income controlled by women.
Mission Statement. NOVA is committed to ensuring all students have an opportunity to pursue a college education regardless of the presence or absence of a disability. On the date of compiling and accepting this Black Economic Empowerment Strategy (the BEE Plan), the business did not fall within the scope of any Sect oral Code.
The business therefore falls within the scope of the Qualifying Small Business Scorecard as contemplated in the Code of Good Practice and the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act. The Business Empowerment Plan is structured in two phases.
Phase I is the Small Business Education Boot Camp. Phase II consists of two programs – the Mentor Protégé Program and the Bonding Assistance Program.
These programs bring together the best of business development organizations, professionals and business community members . Through Plan International USA’s Youth and Economic Empowerment (Y&EE) programming, we are committed to the goal that young adolescents and youth will live in communities that value their participation and provide opportunities for their leadership and economic empowerment.
Yad HaChazakah Led by Jews with disabilities according to Torah standards, Yad HaChazakah Jewish Disabilities Empowerment Center provides guidance, resource information, advocacy, and support networks as we promote access to Jewish community life.