| April 4th, 2017

adhunika: young women determined to dream

Adhunika: Young Women Determined to Dream
By Shahana Hanif
My path crossed with Shahnaz Apa’s in 2015 at a conference in Washington DC. We didn’t get in touch until after the summit and have since been crossing paths because that’s just how sisterhood works.


Back to Chatpati Mela for Back to School!

The Adhunika Jr. Team participated in the 5th Annual Chatpati Mela on August 13th, 2016. The Mela was full of cultural performances, activities, and contests. Many people came to see the organizations that lined up selling clothes, food, and more for a purpose that will benefit the world in their own way.

| August 7th, 2016

WHEN: Saturday, August 13, at 4 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Play Street/Pedestrian Plaza at 78th Street, Between Northern Blvd & 34th Ave, Jackson Heights

| March 24th, 2016

Friends of Adhunika: Impacting Change One Skype Session at a Time

The inception of the Skype session workshops, which enables volunteers -friends of Adhunika from Adhunika Foundation- to engage in dialogue involving a multitudinal set of topics with students at Adhunika Women’s Center in Dhaka, took place in the latter part of 2013. The sessions materialized as a result of the desire to interconnect volunteers in the U.S. and participants in Bangladesh. While the initial goal, as requested by the students, was to strengthen their English speaking skills by encouraging them to converse using the language, it has morphed into addressing crucial social issues such as women’s rights to analyzing literature written by 19th century European authors.

| February 22nd, 2016

team adhunika jr. fundraiser at the ekushe mela in minnesota

Our team Adhunika Jr. (MN) had great success at the fundraising booth at Ekushe mela. With dedicated and enthusiastic team members, they were able to raise money for team Adhunika Jr.’s cause “Amrao Manush (We Are People Too)” while having fun at the mela booth! This fund will help street children in Bangladesh continue their school […]

| September 1st, 2015

first fundraising event by the team adhunika jr. at Chatpati Mela:

On August 22, 2015, the Adhunika Jr. team went to the Chat Pati Mela Fundraising Event in Queens, New York to launch their first fundraising event. There, the team thought of many different ways to help Project Amrao Manush, a project dedicated to getting street children in Bangladesh temporary shelters, food, clothing, and education.


what’s in a Skype conversation?

In a span of seven weeks in November and December 2013, volunteers— friends of Adhunika from Adhunika Foundation (Adhunika USA)—met with students at Adhunika Women’s Center (AWC), Dhaka for the pilot project of Skype session workshops. As per popular request, the purpose of these sessions was to help students practice their English speaking skills during the workshops. Students met with the volunteer facilitators at a specified time and discussed about various topics during the session.

| November 1st, 2013

Resource Guide for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Please keep in mind that while Adhunika does not provide direct services to women facing violence, we aspire to create awareness about gender violence in our communities and end all forms of violence against women.
If you are in need of immediate emergency assistance, please call 911.
The purpose of this guide is to provide a list of domestic violence, sexual assault and legal resources to members of the Adhunika community and anyone else seeking help for themselves or someone they know.

| July 19th, 2013

A day at the Adhunika Women’s Center in Dhaka

In Janurary 2013 long time Friends of Adhunika Muna Shams & Imran Hassan made a trip Adhunika Women’s Center which is supported by Adhunika Foundation & managed by Sajida Foundation, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is a blog entry on their visit to the center for the first time. Enjoy During our last trip to Bangladesh, […]


* a recent visit that touched my heart!

I joined Adhunika Foundation in New York little over two years back. I was involved in few fund raising events, closely worked with the volunteers – the Friends of Adhunika to make every event success to support work of Adhunika Bangladesh Society (ABS). I heard about ABS, their work and achievements in last two years, and always was interested to meet the students in person where they take computer class and wanted to hear their stories and interests.


About this blog

Adhunika blog is launched with a mission to share knowledge among women from every walk of life. Sometime it would be in the form of sharing experience to find a feasible solution of a problem; sometime it would be in the form of professional consultation, which Adhunika group will arrange for its bloggers. Nevertheless, the intent of this blog always remains the same - to help and empower women through a common web-based platform....read more



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