what do we mean by marginalisation

The third round of the innovation fund focuses on a segment of the extreme poor referred to as marginalised groups. Individuals and groups that may be marginalised include:

  • physically challenged;
  • elderly people;
  • ethnic, cultural and religious minority groups;
  • culturally bound occupational groups;
  • street dwellers;
  • and working children and adolescents.

The third round of the innovation fund focuses on marginalised groups who are often excluded from participation in, and the benefits provided by development programmes and interventions. They are often overlooked by the state, with limited economic opportunities, are powerless to claim their rights and are culturally excluded. These groups are cast outside the fabric of Bangladeshi society. shiree and its stakeholders consider these factors to be a strong determinant of the intergenerational transfer of poverty within marginalised groups.