Rights and Governance

Human rights and the necessity of law are important and recognized issues for human beings. Having rights means that people participate in making choices about their own lives, unleashing their own creative energies and strengthening social unity.

Sabalamby Unnayan Samity (SUS) has been implementing different rights and governance programs in Netrakona, Sunamgonj, Mymensingh, Jamalpur and Sherpur districts to strengthen the community and to ensure their access to justice and all sectors of their rights. A society like us that has high rate of poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, unawareness about rights & duties and lack of social security, it is very usual to have the strong existence of law violating manner, manipulation of justice and decadence morality. To get rid of such conditions, it is necessary to make all tires of society aware about their civic rights, make the access very easier and cost-effective for all to justice and bring transparency and accountability in every sector of society. Otherwise, it will not be possible to create an ideal distributing platform of rights and existing services for all.  In such conditions, the poor, ultra poor and marginalized people become the main victims in everywhere just for their inability of getting justice and unawareness. Therefore, it is necessary to unite the mentioned segment of the community and strengthen them to claim their rights in formal way. Besides, it is also essential to make all the necessary services and supports available for them. Through its limited resources, SUS also provides some direct assistance to the victims of major violences like acid violence, raped women, victim of physical torture or divorced women through shelter home support and other capacity building assistive elements. The work approach under Rights and Governance theme is very dynamic consisting of different components. An important part of the work is to focus on strengthening governance of already existing groups by making them sensible and transparent. SUS is working with local level community

Thematic Objective

To improve the situation of social environment by reducing violence, strengthening governance and getting access into justice.


Women Empowerment and Gender Equality through Representation, Recognition and Redistribution

SUS has been implementing “Women Empowerment and Gender Justice through Representation, Recognition and Redistribution” in 04 unions under Netrakona sadar upazila (Singher Bangla and Kailati unions) and Kendua upazila (Noapara and Kandiura unions) of Netrakona district by the assistance of The Swallows IndiaBangladesh since January 2017 for raising awareness at the individual level, creating a sensible environment at the family level, sensitizing community, making effective linkage with relevant institution and creating an enabling environment for social movement towards equal and equitable society for women. SUS is working in this area for changing gender role in the family as well as in the society. Change has started in different areas. The women groups are sitting in a meeting monthly basis regularly and they are discussing about their problems, and take necessary action to solve the problems. The project will be continued upto December 2021.

Security and Rights of Women and Girls (SRWG)

SUS has been implementing a project named SWASTI with a view to “Promote a culture of prevailing rights and security of women and girls by increasing their access to economic, social, political and legal sphere” at 160 villages under 32 unions of 08 upazila of 04 districts (Netrakona, Mymensingh, Jamalpur and Sherpur) with the financial assistance of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) fromFebruary 2019. Major activities are as: raise awareness, skill development, strengthen linkage with different services providers, sensitize women and men on gender issue, empowering women in social, economic & political sphere. Major stakeholders are as: Village level leader, Shalisker or Mediator, Religious Leader, Cultural Activist, Lawyer, Journalist, Teacher, CBOs, like-minded organizations, Union Paishad, Government Department, Financial Institution, Judiciary, NGOs.  

Defending Human Rights through Network Strengthening (DHRNS)

Sabalamby Unnayan Samity (SUS) has been implementing the project at Netrakona sadar upazila of Netrakona district with the assistance of Manobadhikar Sangskriti Foundation (MSF) since 01 September 2019 which will be continued upto 31 August 2020 with a view to establish rights of the people.It has extended its period from 01 September 2020 to 31 August 2022.

Through this project, people will be made aware about their rights. Network of human rights activists (Journalist, Lawyers, Retired persons, Teachers, representatives of Local Government and other conscious persons) will be formed and side by side, truth investigation as well as reporting will be done of human rights violation incidences. For this reason, human rights violation incidences e.g. kidnap, fear, panic, terrorism will be reduced in the society. Mutual respect, dignity, morality will be increased which will keep contribution for establishing an accountable society and it will also keep direct contribution to implementSustainable Development Goal-16 and vision 2021.

Rights Here- Rights Now

Naripokkho (NP) is a membership-based, women’s activist organization working for the advancement of women’s rights and entitlements and building resistance against violence, discrimination and injustice. Since its founding in 1983, Naripokkho has conducted numerous activities related to Violence Against Women (VAW) in Bangladesh, which include campaigns, cultural events, training, research, lobbying and advocacy.  To safe the sexual health and reproductive health of adolescents and youth, Naripokkho has operated “Right Here- Right Now (RHRN)” project from 2017-2020 and second phase will be continued from July 2021 to December 2025.