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Unfriendly tax methods slow down collection: survey unveiled by SUPRO


Most people at grassroots level find the tax payment system unfriendly and feel discouraged to pay taxes due to complexities, according to a survey unveiled by SUPRO.  Sushanoner Jonnno Procharavizan (SUPRO) has conducted a baseline study on ‘Tax, Tax Gap Analysis and Tax System in Bangladesh’. Among other objectives, the study was greatly focused on finding the potential ways on how to engage people in raising voice in favor of pro-poor tax policy and capturing ways on engaging policy makers and administrators of the government in introducing fair tax policy. Read more..

Advocacy meeting on “Budget Allocation for Smoke Free Campaign” held in Cox’s Bazar


“Cox’s Bazar Pouroshova will allocate a budget for doing smoke free activities to implement the smoke free guideline in line with tobacco control law” said Mr. Sarwar Kamal, Mayor, Cox’s bazar pouroshova Cox’s Bazar in a meeting held on 24th March 2014, titled as “Budget Allocation for Smoke Free Campaign and our Responsibilities”. The meeting was organized by Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) and supported by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK). Read more..

Anti-smoking cycle rally held in Chittagong

Group photo was taken in front of Chittagong Court Building

Dhumpan Mukto Projonmo (Smoke Free Generation) organized a bicycle rally to spread the message “Smoking is prohibited in public places and transports” with the support of YPSA and Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) on 18 March. The cycle rally was inaugurated by Additional District Commissioner (Education and Development) Chittagong Mr. Tanvir Azam Siddique and City Corporation Councilor Ms. Shaheda Kashem Sathi which was started at Chittagong District Administration office premises and ended at Bahadder Hat covering other areas of the city. Read more..

Require integrated approach for rehabilitation of climate displaced people


Rehabilitation of climate displaced persons by the government and non-government sectors are, to date, insignificant in terms of the total number of displaced persons. Importantly, livelihood problems remain after the rehabilitation of displaced persons. There should be a rights-based solution to this problem including housing, land and property rights. Therefore, there is a need to review the relevant policies and institutional frameworks identifying the protection gaps and adopting new policies to protect the climate displaced people. Read more..

The government should allocate minimum 20 percent of total budget for education sector

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“According to the declaration of World Conference on Education for All in 2000 Dakar, Senegal, 180 countries including Bangladesh adopted Education for All (EFA) goal by 2015. We are now very close to 2015. Many activities targeting Education for All (EFA) post 2015 goal have also been started in many countries around the world. Bangladesh already has taken some initiatives to achieve  post 2015 EFA goal by the government and non-government organizations. Bangladesh government prepared draft report in this regard. Besides, other draft report has been prepared by educationalist, researcher and non-governmental organizations. As Bangladesh signed the declaration in Dakar, Bangladesh is committed to allocate at least 20% of fund out of national budget or at least 6% fund from national income for the education sector. Read more..

International Women’s Day obesrved with a call to ensure women’s rights

YPSA rally

YPSA and Sitakunda Upazilla Administration jointly celebrated International Women’s Day 2014 with the theme “Equality for women is progress for all”  organizing various program including rally, discussion and fair  focusing on women’s right and progress made by them  in the economic, social, political and other arenas. Read more..

Training workshop on implementation of smoke free guideline and tobacco control law held in Comilla

Training Workshop in Comilla

“Local government will allocate budget for implementing smoke free guideline in their annual budget plan” said the chief guest in the certificate ceremony session of the training workshop on “Implementation of Smoke-free Guideline and Tobacco Control Law” organized by YPSA supported by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Read more..

Wishing you a Happy Bengali New Year- YPSA Family

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Mr Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA attended  BBC Bangladesh Sanglap as Panelist. Watch video


YPSA join the campaign “Walking for Chittagong” on 12 April. Several hundred residents of Chittagong city walked major thoroughfares, campaigning for building a habitable port city on the way. Read more…

YPSA officials handover a poster to the Mayor of Rangamati Pouroshova

Mayor of Rangamati Pouroshova Mr. Saiful Islam Butto committed that they would allocate budget for Smoke Free Guide Line Implementation & Anti Tobacco activities in Rangamati Pouroshava in their next year budget. Read more…


Muhammad Ashraf Hossain, UNO handover cheque to the forest dependent people

2 groups of forest dependent people in Mirsharai Upazila received 20 million Taka  from YPSA-BSRM Khet Khamar Project. Read more… 

Workshop participants

Workshop on “Recent Trends in Development and Bangladesh Perspectives” held. NIAZ AHMED KHAN, Ph.D.(Wales), Professor and Chairman, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka conducted the workshop. Read more…

Ms. Aleya Begum from YPSA has been honored as “Joyeeta Woman”.

YPSA Guliakhali Jonokendra Manager Ms. Aleya Begum has been honored as “Joyeeta Woman”…Read more

Contract singing between Mr.Farid Uddin Ahmed , Executive Director of Arannayk Foundation (AF) and Mr.Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA

Contract Signed for “Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project ( CRPARP)”. Read more…

Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee receiving award from honorable speaker of the national parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury and Dan W Mozena, The Ambassador of USA in Bangladesh

Service Innovation Fund arranged by Access to Information (A2I) Program under Prime Minister’s Office awarded to YPSA for ‘production of multimedia digital talking book’. Read more..

YPSA BSRM MoU signing ceremony of "YPSA-BSRM Khet Khamar Project "

MOU signed for “YPSA-BSRM Khet Khamar Project”. Read more…

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Substantive Session of July 2013 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to YPSA. Consultative status for an organization enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies.

YPSA became a member organization of IOGT International. It is the largest worldwide community of non-governmental organizations promotes a lifestyle free of alcohol and other drugs. Its work expands from community action for children and youth to creating, facilitating and developing efficient alcohol policies.