Adhunika was created in March 2002, NY, USA initially as an internet-based network for the women of Bangladesh. As a portal which existed as an online resource for Bangladeshi woman, Adhunika was unique and visionary. The original goal of Adhunika was to learn, as an organization, and to help its members learn, by facilitating the exchange of information and knowledge among its members. As a purely online entity, Adhunika started online, as a website www.adhunika.org, and it acts as the gateway to the Foundation. Since its inception, Adhunika has evolved to develop a significant offline existence as well.
Adhunika Foundation is dedicated to bringing about positive social changes in the lives of women of Bangladesh by promoting the use of technology among them.
To use information technology as a platform for involving volunteers in changing the lives of Bangladeshi women living in Bangladesh & around the world.
ADHUNIKA FOUNDATION is a nonprofit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. It is a global volunteer based organization. Adhunika Foundation’s primary objective is to promote the usage of technology among the women of Bangladesh in order to bring about positive social change in their lives, thus contributing to the advancement of gender equality in Bangladesh and the empowerment of Bangladeshi women.
Adhunika Foundation aims to raise funds to expand efforts to promote the use of technology among Bangladeshi women and to invest in the necessary infrastructure for increased use of technology. Adhunika Foundation also aims to establish partnerships with various organizations – non-profit and for profit, and in so doing, create a network of organizations that Bangladeshi women can connect to, and develop much needed information technology (IT) and communication skills for women.
Finally, Adhunika Foundation intends to provide a virtual platform for the voices of Bangladeshi women by promoting their personal stories, highlighting female role models, creating awareness of woman’s issues and connecting them to other organizations that work towards women’s advancement.
The Logo is designed by Adhunika’s long time friend Artist Mahera Khaleque, following is a note from her:
Adhunika’s logo is comprised of three design elements: line, shape and color. Red and green represent the colors of the Bangladeshi flag, while yellow brings warmth and brightness.
The logo represents an assorted idea of our homeland, Bangladesh and the future of its women. The red circle at the background commemorates the fallen in the Liberation war of 1971 as it does for the flag. Green is viewed as the color of vitality. Highlighted by the white and the yellow lines, the green shape combines a couple of ideas: an abstracted “Shore-a,” which is the first alphabet for spelling the word Adhunika in Bengali. It also resembles the shape of a seed that may convey a sense of the birth of a constructive idea or the beginning of something hopeful. The act of giving birth is a feminine experience, in accordance with the concept of Bangladeshi women’s enormous potential of giving birth to success of the future.
Mahera Khaleque. USA