Nari Uddug Kendra (Centre for Women’s Initiatives)
NUK, established in June 1991, is a non-governmental, women’s development support organisation. Their brochure states that the aim of the organisation is to establish women’s human rights based on an increased awareness and on programmes to alleviate women’s suffering from violence and insecurity, the dowry system, extreme vulnerability to poverty, various forms of discrimination
and overall intervention
marginalisation in the development process.
women along with men into social leadership, access and control public resources, development objectives and policy formulation.
One of the main programmes of NUK is the
Working Women’s in the industry are
recent migrants employment in
who have left the sheltered life the city. More than 80 percent
of a village family in are single and in their
search of twenties.
In cities, they have to adjust to a intimidation on their jobs, on the To counteract these difficulties,
rigid time schedule and to face harassment and streets and at their residences in the slum areas. NUK has set up a Shelter and Development
Centre program Currently NUK
combining various runs 4 hostels in
social and educational services with housing. various parts of Dhaka, namely Mohakhali
(since centre house
1991), Mohammadpur (1994), Mirpur (1997) and Rampura (1997).
provides accommodation for 100
to 150 women, and together the centres also been monitoring the situation of
retrenched workers such as embroidery
through their and job search
network and is conducting training techniques for retrenched workers.