Mission: Asian Bridge's mission is to produce and share a people-centered development model that incorporates different values of various regional communities, and thus to create a better society for the oppressed, poor, and marginalized people regardless of their nationalities.
Mission: Linking groups in the region. Generate horizontal learning, sharing among groups in region. Mobilize actions, interventions to change process and alternatives process in country in region. Advocating, dealing with international organizations. Dissemanation, publications, viseo, mass-media.
Mission: AWDC Mission Statement is advancement of women and children, improving their status and participation in the development processes through education, Human Rights study and implementation, poverty eradication, conflict resolution and peacemaking.
AWDC strategy is based on researches and surveys, working out and implementation of the programmes on improvement of the status of women and children, Refugees and IDPs, elderly people in transition period, aggravated by war, combating poverty and violence.
The capacities of the AWDC Divisions, woman, youth and children’s groups in different cities and rural districts were mobilized for planning and implementation of such kind of programs on Education, Health, Income Generation, Human Rights, peacemaking and other programs.
Mission: Working throughout India among the urban and rural poor and mostly at the grass root level. Our aim is to mobilise the communities, make them aware of the problems both locally, regionally and nationally and trained them to deal with the situation.
We are working with the urban poor in the major cities in India like; Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mysore, Bhubaneswar & Guwahati. Programme thrust on organising the urban poor community, built-up CBO’s, stop eviction, security of land tennor, basic amenities and housing rights are common issues. Constructing housing through CBO’s, Co-operatives in limited areas. Secure land tennor is a major issue next to eviction.
Mission: 1) LOCOA is the only Asia wide network that specializes in community organization (CO). It is the only network that provides the training, exchanges of persons, information, etc., that COs in the field need. It also protects them and their work by bringing publicity to bear on happenings in countries.
2) All of LOCOA’s work is human rights. We work for poor people’s housing rights (including water, drainage, sanitation, income improvement and peoples right to organize). We alert our network when these rights are abused and mobilize response to governments at fault.
3) We cooperate with all types of networks. We share tasks with them. We cooperate with them as long as they work for the good of the poor.
4) When there is need to relate to foreign governments about human rights violations, we send an appeal throughout our network by e-mail asking our members to write to the government concerned, or the funder concerned (Asian Development Bank, for example) and express their concern.
5) LOCOA asks local members what they need and tries to do that. It does not have a program of action into which members must fit.
Currently LOCOA has more than 100 member organizations in 17 countries in Asia.
Climate change Destruction of housing
Disaster mitigation Disaster relief Displacement Economic, social and cultural rights Food sovereignty and security Forced eviction Gender-based violence Housing and land rights Housing crisis Housing policies Housing rehabilitation / upgrading
Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
UN system Water and sanitation Women, environmental destruction and disasters
Women and forced eviction Women and inheritance rights Women and multiple/structural discrimination Women, urbanization and migration
Mission: The name “Nagorik Uddyog” (“The Citizen’s Initiative”) epitomizes the organization’s fundamental goal as well as the strategies and activities it utilizes to achieve this goal. NU envisions a Bangladesh without poverty where socially and environmentally conscious citizens have the ability to achieve their full potential as human beings irrespective of gender or social status. Mission of NU is to work to
•Strengthen process of establishing justice and concept of equality through Human Rights Education, mediation and legal aid irrespective of gender and social status.
•conduct awareness program to popularize concept of Human Rights and Women Rights and bring it to regular practice in the community
•Work for strengthening women leadership at grassroots level.
•Work with the informal sector workers and marginalized and create social movement to realize their rights.
•Popularize perception of Human Rights among Dalit and Excluded community and to help build capacity in order to create their own organizations to raise voice effectively.
•Work for formulation and amendment of laws/ policy in order to promote and protect Human Rights.
•Conduct fact findings/investigations of Human Rights violation and create social actions against it.
•Work for ensuring governance and accountability in government and non-government sector, take initiative against corruption and access citizen’s right to information.
•Work for environment degradation and adverse impact of climate change and to create awareness on linkages to Human Rights, environment and climate change.
•Conduct research on various aspects of Bangladeshi society, its economy, human rights situation, and polity.
Mission: Encouraging and strengthening community initiatives (with social, technical guidance and credit for micro enterprise) and evolving partnerships with govt. for development based on local resource.
The methodology is action research and extension. That is analyzing, outstanding problems of the area, peoples initiatives, the bottlenecks in the initiatives, then thru a process of action research and extension education evolve viable solutions promoting participatory action. In short developing low cost package of advice and guiding community organization for self help and partnership with govt.
Mission: To create partnerships for ESC rights of marginalised groups. The two groups identified for the next three years are women for housing and land rights and right to dignity for the mentally ill.
SDTS’s vision is “a society with prosperity and secure life”.
Striving for a prosperous and secure society for the protection of human rights and environment through advocacy, research and development.
Disaster mitigation Disaster relief Displacement Economic, social and cultural rights Forced eviction Gender-based violence Housing and land rights Housing cooperatives Housing crisis Housing policies Housing rehabilitation / upgrading
Urban planning Water and sanitation Women, environmental destruction and disasters
Women and forced eviction Women, urbanization and migration Women's access to habitat resources
Women's habitat rights
Mission: SHELTER FOR THE POOR is a Non-Government Organization - (NGO), working in Dhaka, Bangladesh, established in the year 2002, which is working in the field of Human Rights, especially for the Housing rights & other citizen rights of the urban and rural poor. In Dhaka city there are 3.5 million urban poor / slum dwellers are dwelling now. According to a World Bank estimate, "From a base of 24 million in 1996, the urban population is expected to be 31 million in the year 2000 about 52 million by 2010 and nearly 79 million in 2020.” These projections are based on an assumption of an average annual growth rate of 6.4 per cent up to 2000, 5.3 per cent between 2000-2010, and 4.3 per cent thereafter.
LEGAL STATUS OF SHELTER:
Registered from the office of the Register of joint stock companies & firms, under societies act(no-XXI-1860), No: S-3310(99)/2003.
Vision of SHELTER : A sound urban society towards development, empowerment and secured shelter for the urban poor.
Mission of SHELTER : SHELTER aims to improve the situation of social security & justice, democracy, good governance,transperancy and human
rights isssues ; especially the Housing rights of the urban poor.
WHAT WE DO:
POLICY ADVOCACY & LOBBYING:
The main task of SHELTER to undertake advocacy, lobbying and media campaign on all the human rights issues ; mainly to address whole rights issues related to the urban poor. Also,to advocate on the issues related to democracy, goodgovernance, transperancy , justice & social security.
PEOPLES ORGANIZATION & FEDERATION:
Organizing the slum dwellers as small groups / peoples organizations towards social mobilization for their resettlement and to form the Federation of the Slum Dwellers . Federation of slum dwellers will be the main negotiator to establish the right to shelter of the urban poor / slum dwellers.
EVICTION WACH & LEGAL AID SUPPRT:
·To wach how,where & when the slum eviction(s) are started by the authority without any resettlement plan ; whether the slum dwellers are properly noticed for it and organize mass people to protest against any slum eviction(s).
·To prepare report(s) on slum eviction and share information with all national and international human rights organizations and
activists. Provide legal aid support to the slum dwellers/urban poor
people as needed by them
To develop & maintain a computerized database information system on any violation of human rights, slum eviction(s),grass root level people’s organizations, slum dwellers federation, NGOs/CBOs working with the urban poor and related national/international human rights organizations/activities & activists. And will develop a reference library for researchers/activists.
There are hundreds of “Grass Root Level NGOs/CBOs” are working in the mega city Dhaka. These huge numbers of small NGOs / CBOs are not “Organized”, they are not presently member of ADAB or CUP; No alliance/ forum / coalition / platform exists to coordinate them. But they are very much committed to establish Democracy, Social Security & Justice, Good Governance, transparency, Human Rights, especially Rights of the urban poor. Shelter has under taken a project to “Organize” the small NGOs/CBOs under a same umbrella and planned to form an alliance, namely, “URBAN NGOs and CBOs ALLIANCE of Dhaka-UNCAD”. The UNCAD will engaged to organize the small NGOs / CBOs to address all social crisis / any violation of human rights and other issues, related to / with the urban poor people.
Shelter will also maintain close liaison & necessary working relationship with all other NGOs, associations / forum’s of NGOs working in and out side of Bangladesh.
RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION:
To undertake research / studies on various human rights issues ; especially related to the rights of the urban poor, publish and share the outcomes of those research / study with the policymakers, civil society, planners, donors ,international community and human rights activists / all other related stakeholders through workshops /seminars and will undertake necessary media / advocacy campaign.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE SHARING:
To collect reports on human rights issues and all related publications, reports, studies, posters, documentary films on international resettlement experiences, exposure visit to the international resettlement sites, participate related national / international training / workshops / seminars and share all those good experiences locally; especially with the policymakers, donors, planners, other interested NGOs / CBOs, and of course with the urban poor of Bangladesh, especially of the Dhaka city.
SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM:
Mainly to ensure the utility services i.e. drinking water supply, environmental sanitation, gas, electricity, garbage management support, relief support at the post disaster period, HIV-AIDS health-immunization, education, etc. to the urban poor people directly from Shelter or in-directly through liaison-coordination with other NGOs /organization(s)/ donors / government.
To build leadership capacity of the representatives of the urban poor Shelter will arrange various types of training program for them; will also organize issue based training workshop’s / seminar’s / exposure visit to other federation(s) of the grass root people’s organizations within / out side of the country.
Chairperson & CEO
Phone: Office- 88-0171-5259048 (Mobile)
Mission: Educate people on their housing rights. Help people resist evictions. Organise poor areas to get local tenure and basic services. Have weekly radio program on urban poor matters and do research and publications.
Mission: Works woth the urban marginal groupst to develop strong people's org. capable of fighting for their rights to live a dignified and humane life in the city, to secure land entitlement and to have a healthy home and environment. The UPC groups works on the development of critical awarenes of the people through conscientization and development of critical awareness, coupled with organizing by means of economic, health and educational activities.
Mission: YUVA - a voluntary development organization founded in 1984 - represents the conviction that every individual is entitled to live in security, dignity and peace. Our existence is rooted in our commitment to promote a democratic society, and enable marginalized groups to access human rights.
Since inception, YUVA has consciously chosen to implement its developmental agenda by engaging with local, community based organizations. This has involved strengthening existing organizations to understand and respond effectively to the local development issues, and encouraging new formations - such as community action groups, groups of women, youth and children - to engage in development.
YUVA’s direct operations are based in three states of India, namely Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Our work in these areas can be broadly categorized into the themes of Poverty, Environment and Governance. Our work includes action taken to enable the poor and socially disadvantaged to access housing and basic services; to manage natural resources; to enhance their livelihood and social security; to protect themselves against violence and discrimination, and to participate as effectively in decision making.
In addition to our direct intervention programs, we actively contribute to research, policy development and networking initiatives at the state, national and global levels.
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