Md. Nahidul Islam
- Award:United Nations Online Volunteers AwardAwarding Organization:United Nations Volunteers (UNV)Date Awarded:September 21, 2013
- Award:Certificate of Appreciation from United Nations Development Program (UNDP) GhanaAwarding Organization:United Nations Development Program (UNDP) GhanaDate Awarded:July 31, 2015
- Award:Performance Certification of United Nations Environment ProgramAwarding Organization:United Nations Environment ProgramDate Awarded:May 6, 2014
Md. Nahidul Islam is researcher and social activist. Based in Bangladesh, he trained lots of students and young people on across the country, including underprivileged and marginal communities. With his School of farmers project,he constantly tries to break the taboo and create awareness against Early Forced Marriage and Violence against Women involving young advocates, aged 10 to 25, from 2 colleges, 5 secondary schools and 05 Islamic seminaries in underprivileged areas.
Recognizing his contribution United Nations Volunteers award to United Nations Online Volunteers Award.
Can you imagine Greek-like Bangladesh constitutes approx. 180 million people, 20 million more than Russia when only 28% Bangladeshi women 03% males use contraceptives. These is complete illusions of government, instead I think, what we need right now is demographic dividends. Therefore, I initiated nationwide projects that aims at breaking taboos of contraceptives use against traditional religious superstitions, creating a generation of young Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights advocates.
Firstly, when I started my work in Village for School of farmers, then i faced mostly the unbalanced of the farmers family. So I stated my worked for farmers family who are majority of Bangladesh about 80 %.
Secondly, For awareness of School of farmers, I got negative answer from the school students specially from Madrasa. So I started work with them to consciousness about family planning.
For upcoming years I will continue my fellowship on family planning and also worked for my project School of farmers. In the mean time I will continue works On Family Planning and contraceptive use, Early Marriage and Gender Violence.