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NUK has mostly focusing on it's restructuring and transition from its more donors dependency to self-sufficiency and sustainability reflecting on the organization’s bright future as a pathfinder in the field of its women’s empowerment agenda. NUK has working to seek out new opportunities and modify approaches built on NUK’s comparative advantages for the future.

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We believe that listening to the unheard voices of the women and adolescent girls of our country can provide us with a different, valuable perspective on the economic hidden power of women whose hand can also share a burden for living and help live life better than ever. This is why we help to provide opportunities for them to communicate their views in their own way.

Working together, we can contribute to building better lives for the most deserving and can look ahead to a better future for them.

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About Nari Uddug Kendra (NUK)

Nari Uddug Kendra, which translates to the “Center for Women's Initiatives,” is a 24-year-old non-governmental organization mandated to promote gender equality, human rights, personal and political empowerment of women and girls in Bangladesh.  NUK understands that gender-sensitive development work demands increased attention to women's extreme vulnerability to poverty, lack of decision-making power, susceptibility to violence and insecurity, and sustained marginalization at all levels of the development process.  To that end, NUK's comprehensive development intervention concentrates on ensuring genuine integration of women into social leadership, access and control over family and public resources, and in the development policy formulation and increased political participation. NUK is registered as a national women NGO under the Societies Act XXI-1860,S-3228 and NGO Affairs Bureau of the government of Bangladesh under the Foreign Donation Regulation Ordinance/Rule 1978,DSS/FDO/R/589. NUK is based in Dhaka with regional offices throughout the country, and its programs operate in all of Bangladesh 's 464 Upazillas under 64 districts.  Rapidly expanding in size and scope, NUK's full-time staff of 314 and annual operating budget of approximately $5 million render it a mid-sized NGO by Bangladeshi standards.  Formulating and enacting gender responsive development policy with a reputable and effective NGO known as gender advocate in Bangladesh.

Target Audience

NUK has been working for women and adolescent girls and youth under different situation covering both urban and rural areas. More specifically, the target groups of NUK as as follows:

· Garment Afactory Workers;

· Trade Unions;

· Women elected representatives of local government;

· Local Women NGOs Leaders;

· Secondary Schools students;

· Rural Households.

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