ANNOUNCEMENT from Adhunika’s coalition partner DREAM Project: October 31, 2011 Are you or someone you know interested in learning about how to control and manage diabetes? If so, you may be eligible to participate in the DREAM Project, a community health worker program designed to help diabetic Bangladeshis of New York City learn more about healthy […]
I walked up the stairs of a two story brick building in Jackson Heights with an uncertainty as to what I may encounter inside. Today’s workshop was being held in a space provided by another organization called Chhaya CDC. I’ve been volunteering Adhunika Foundation for about three years now. Adhunika’s main focus has been to promote technology usage for Bangladeshi women worldwide in the hopes of bringing about a positive social change to their lives.
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Location: Connect, 3 W 29th St. (9th floor)
(between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY 10001
(Near N, R, and 6 trains at 28th St).
Admission: Free for Friends of Adhunika
Launching of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign at Sajida Hospital, Keraniganj, Bangladesh, October 22, 2011
I was a bit emotional when the date for launching of the Breast Cancer Awareness event was fixed on October 22, as it marked my sister’s 4th death anniversary. In 2007, on this day my sister Farhana Ahmed took her last breath peacefully, surrounded by all her family members, she was only 41 years old.
Which of the following statements are true?:
1. One in every three women in the world has experienced sexual, physical, emotional or other abuse in her lifetime
2. Domestic violence is primarily a crime against women. In 2003 in the United States, women accounted for 85% of the victims of intimate partner violence and men accounted for approximately 15%
OCTOBER 22, 2011
IN NY: Adhunika FOUNDATION PRESENTS An interactive Workshop on
Ending Violence Against Women Through Community Engagement Strategies
Facilitated by: Shakti Peer Group
IN BANGLADESH: Fighting Breast Cancer –
Adhunika Bangladesh Society with the support from Adhunika Foundation partners with Sajida Foundation to launch Breast screening program at 10:00 am at SAJIDA Hospital, Chatgaon, Keraniganj , a 100 bed facility hospital.
I agreed to write about my experience with cancer for Adhunika’s blog because I wanted to do the right thing. Then I had serious second thoughts. I feel like mine is not a story to tell. It was not much of a ‘battle’. My experience has been nowhere near as painful or as heart-wrenching as that of others.
I am having Chemotherapy again. It recurred from my right breast. It would be incorrect to call it ‘breast’, it would probably be more appropriate to call it chest as my right breast was mastectomized on 3 October, 2009.
Dhaka, 2011: Cancer has turned out to be the number one killer of women in childbearing age in Bangladesh. According to Bangladesh Maternal Mortality Survey 2010, which was not aimed at estimating cancer deaths, got the shocking results while looking for causes of death of women in childbearing age.
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