USS started development journey 1997 at Sadar Upazila of Nilphamari District. Till 2003 the

period was to gather experience without much well defined strategy. In 2003 USS defined the
goal and objectives of the organization in specific term and undertakes PAR (Participatory
Action Research) as main approach to work with poor and marginalized people in the area. USS
envisions a democratic society free of poverty and inequality where all the people are enjoying
freedom, self-reliant, confident and contributing to the development of country and nation as a
citizen with democratic values.

USS has been working with Diakonia since May’2011 through “Promoting Gender Equality
through Local Knowlwdge & People’s Initiative (PGELKPI) project”. USS started works with
diakonia implementing piloting of PGELKPI project at Laxmichap and Palashbari union under
sader upazila of Nilphamari district during May’2011 to December’2011. The project is
continuing from that time contracting of different time and duration like 1 st January’2012 to 31 st
December’2014 & 1 st January’2015 to 31 st December’2015 after successful completion of
piloting phase. Now the project is running for five years under agreement duration of 1 st
January’2016 to 31 st December’2020. Khokshabari union of Nilphamari sader upazila has also
extended along with Laxmichap and palashbari union of running contract. Different activities
like debate competition, essay writing, girl’s foolball, girl’s bi-cycle race etc are running in 20
secondary education institutes of different union & Nilphamari pourosova.
Goal of the project: Ensured empowerment of deprived people through gender equality.
Objective of the project:
1. Taken initiative to reduce Gender discrimination and established human rights in the project
2. Financial capability increased for deprived people after end of the project.
3. Right holders of project area have perceived democratic culture, values and played responsible
role in family and society.
4. Accessibility increased of deprived people at local resource & services after end of the project.
5. Strengthened Staff capacity.

We are pleased and happy to work with diakonia. The project is very much effective in case of
achieve gender equality and women empowerment where female will leave with dignity parallels
of male in Bangladesh.

Project Name: Promoting Gender Equality through Local Knowledge & People's Initiative

Working Areas: Nilphamari Sador.