PSTC has been implementing the project Creating Spaces from October 2016 and will be continuing till March
2021 with the support of Global Affairs Canada and Oxfam. Reducing violence against women and girls and
reducing prevalence of early and forced marriages are the goals of the project. PSTC has been implementing the
project in 12 unions of Sadar, Bhanga, and Modhukhali upazilas under Faridpur district from February 2016. Total
number of targeted household is 71652 around the project cycle. Total number of direct beneficiary is 7500.
During the reporting period PSTC trained 5000 community members to act as ‘change agents’ to engage in a process of critical reflection; build capacity on effective local accountability (community safety/neighborhood watch); improve positive attitudes and behaviors modeled by influencers and youth in support of social norms to prevent VAWG and CEFM. Economic skills, knowledge and capacity were enhanced among 60 women and girls who have experienced violence.