Shale Ahmed awarded Presitigious Ashoka Fellowship: The Daily Star



Crossposted from Daily Star:

Bangladeshi MSM activist awarded Ashoka Fellowship

Mr Saleh Ahmed, Executive Director, BSWSStar Health Desk

Shale Ahmed, Executive Director of Bandhu Social Welfare Society (BSWS) has been awarded the prestigious International Ashoka Fellowship this year, says a press release.

He has been bestowed with this award for the outstanding contribution in the area of improving sexual and reproductive health of MSM (male having sex with male), trans-genders (usually known as Hijra population) and their rights in Bangladesh.

Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs — men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems.

They recognised Mr Ahmed as one of the leading social entrepreneurs who gave innovative solutions to social barriers and ways to improve reproductive health of MSM and other alike.

Since 1997, Mr Ahmed is working for BSWS whose main focus is to improve the condition MSM and Hijra population and protect their rights. Previously he was Project Coordinator of the Naz Foundation International.

Mr Ahmed is an active member to review, update and finalise the draft HIV/AIDS strategic plan of the Bangladesh Government.


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