29 May, 2014

JFA Visits Rangpur District

Last Updated: 31 May 2014


Legal Aid Poster at Itakumari UP Building In front of Itakumari Union Parishad Building with Chairman Itakumari Union Parishad Chairman and Leaders Legal Aid Comittee Meeting in Itakumari Union Parishad Folk Song in Gopalpur Union Parishad Visit to District Legal Aid Officer

On May 26-27, 2014, USAID’s Justice for All Program visited Rangpur District to meet with government legal aid stakeholders and sub-grantee partner AID-Comilla. JFA met the District Legal Aid Officer in the Legal Aid Office located at the Rangpur Judge Court. During the meeting, JFA and the District Legal Aid Officer discussed strategies for increased awareness among mass people at the Union level. JFA also attended a bi-monthly meeting of the Legal Aid Committee of Itakumari Union Parishad (Pirgacha Upazila) and mass awareness activities held in Gopalpur Union Parishad (Bodargonj Upazila). Mass awareness events included drum beating and a folk song organized by AID-Comilla. The JFA team met with the Chairmen of both Unions and discussed activation of Union Committees and the important role that they can play in ensuring mass awareness of government legal aid services in their community.