Pahima Ahmed

Pahima Ahmed

Program Officer for Bangladesh

Pahima is the Program Officer for Bangladesh at GNWP. She is passionate about working on issues related to women’s empowerment, gender equality, gender-based violence (GBV) and inclusion. Since 2019, she has been a humanitarian worker at the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Prior to GNWP, she worked with Relief International in implementing GBV projects that contributed to prevention and risk mitigation efforts as well as provided response services to the Rohingya refugees. She led the adaptation & implementation of the SASA! Together approach that aims to prevent violence against women. She also assisted the implementation of the Girl Shine and Male Role Model approaches. She supported the establishment of 57 Women and Girls Support Network (WGSN) groups, along with one group for the transgender community. 

Pahima served as the GBV Camp Focal Point of GBV Sub Sector. In this role, she was instrumental in advocating for GBV response best practices, gender mainstreaming in all sectors, and ensuring better coordination and accessibility of services for survivors of GBV. She had the opportunity to coordinate with the GBV Sub Sector, Prevention Working Group, SASA! Together Cohort, Youth Working Group and GiHA.    

Pahima has also previously worked as Research Assistant & Conference Facilitator. In this capacity, she participated in several research projects on the impact of female education and employment on gender relation in the family of South and Southeast Asia as well as perceptions on male harassment. She holds a master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of Dhaka and a Bachelor’s in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Asian University for Women (AUW).