Concerned Women for Family Development(CWFD)

Concerned Women for family Development (CWFD) is a non- political, non- profit, voluntary, national level organization run by the women of Bangladesh for the women of Bangladesh. We work “Because Women Matter” to us.

Emergence of CWFD

CWFD emerged from an emotional response to help women in need of reproductive health care counseling. The organization, originally named as “Concerned Women for Family Planning ((CWFP), started its voluntary activities in 1974 to help the refuge coming to Dhaka city after the devastating famine of 1974. The organization was registered in 1975 with Directorate of Social welfare and formally launched its project activities in 1976 with only 5 female staff to cover an area of Dhaka city comprising around 50,000 people. Rather than following any working model, these workers used their hearts and logic to disseminate family planning information amongst poorest slum dwellers.

Initially, CWFP had a single focus program of family planning. Over time, the organization realized that mere improvement of health status through family planning would not sustain a significant change in women’s life in Bangladesh. Accordingly, the organization initiated new programs for women, men, children and adolescents encompassing primary health care, life skill development, creating economic opportunity and women’s empowerment against social injustice. In conformity with this shifting focus, the organization changed its name from Concerned Women for Family Planning (CWFP) to ”Concerned Women for Family Development”(CWFD).

Legal Status

  • Registered with Directorate of Social Welfare on 25.10.75 Registration Number: 0435
  • Registered with NGO Affairs Bureau under Foreign Donation Act on 22.04.81 Registration Number: 72
  • Generation Breakthrough Project distributed 100 computers in 100 School and Madrasah. Students are happy to using it.
    Generation Breakthrough Project distributed 100 computers in 100 School and Madrasah. Students are happy to using it.
  • School Inception Meetion- Organized by District Education Office, Supported by CWFD.
    School Inception Meetion- Organized by District Education Office, Supported by CWFD.
  • Playing issue based board game with adolescent club members-Taltoli
    Playing issue based board game with adolescent club members-Taltoli
  • Training on Basic Gender and SRHR
    Training on Basic Gender and SRHR
  • Club visit by UNFPA and Plan International Bangladesh
    Club visit by UNFPA and Plan International Bangladesh
  • Street Drama Show at Alir Bondor Secondary School, Taltoli
    Street Drama Show at Alir Bondor Secondary School, Taltoli
  • Embassy Kingdom of Netherlands visited A.M.G Burirchor Secondery School,  Sadar Upazela
    Embassy Kingdom of Netherlands visited A.M.G Burirchor Secondery School, Sadar Upazela
  • AFHS Training at RDF Training Center
    AFHS Training at RDF Training Center
  • Community Level Advocacy Meeting at AK Pailot school, Amtoli
    Community Level Advocacy Meeting at AK Pailot school, Amtoli
  • Project Coordination Meeting- BCO, Dhaka
    Project Coordination Meeting- BCO, Dhaka