On October 20, 2023, Harmony Trust organized a pivotal training-workshop targeting women workers from the Ready-Made Garments (RMG) and construction sectors. The event was hosted at Dhaka Uddyan, Mohammadpur, Dhaka, in collaboration with Safety and Rights Society. This initiative is an integral part of Harmony’s new project, “Embracing Early Detection and Holistic Measures Countering Breast Cancer.” The workshop also aligns with Harmony’s continued commitment as a member of the Bangladesh Breast Cancer Awareness Forum and is part of the month-long campaign initiatives for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Amid the rising number of breast cancer cases in Bangladesh, Harmony Trust has designed this project to adopt a rights-based approach to health. The aim is to equip women, particularly those residing in slums and working in sectors like construction, textile, tannery, and leather, with essential knowledge and skills for early detection and holistic cancer care.
The workshop successfully achieved its objective of raising awareness about critical aspects of managing breast cancer among its participants. Topics covered included the importance of early detection through self-examination and holistic health measures such as yoga and reflexology. The workshop also touched upon various lifestyle modifications that can contribute to building resilience against this life-threatening disease.
Through this specific project, Harmony Trust reaffirms its overarching mission to promote healthy lives and well-being, particularly among vulnerable groups within the urban population. This workshop represents a significant step towards empowering Marginalized women to take proactive measures for their health, which aligns with the broader goal of fostering a healthier, more informed community.