Projects

We work on two fronts: the prevention or relief of poverty through development over a sustained period of time and the promotion of human rights and actively raising awareness of the human wrights violations in silenced and marginalised communities across the world.

Child Rights

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Bangladesh, South Asia

Throughout Bangladesh there are a high number of children living on the streets. It has been found that within the capital Dhaka which has high poverty levels there are over 333,920 street children

Womens Rights

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Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia

Ala Kachuu is a form of bride kidnapping that is largely non consensual and often involves the violent mistreatment and rape of women. This practice stems from a romantic traditions in Central Asia where the prospective groom 'kidnaps' the prospective bride from her home so that he can marry her or a form of elopment of a consenting couple.

Refugee Rights: Rohingya

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Burma, South East Asia

The Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted communities in the world. Although, they have been living in the state of Arakan since the 8th century (which is now part of Burma), the Rohingyas have been under extreme scrutiny by the Burmese government. They haven't been recognised as citizens of The Union of Burma since the 1962 coup d'etat by General Ne Win. After decades of oppression and marginalisation, the passing of the 1982 Citizenship Law deemed them officially stateless.

Refugee Rights: Assam

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Assam

On the 30th of July, the final draft of The National Register of Citizens was published, excluding four million people from citizenship. Whats even more worrying is how the rest of India is reacting to the NRC, whilst Jharkhand plans a ‘citizens register to weed out Bangladeshis and Rohingyas’, BJP’s Telangana MLA Raja Singh went out to publicly announce that, “If these Rohingyas and Bangladeshi illegal immigrants do not leave India respectfully, then they should be shot and eliminated”. As fascism becomes more and more normalised within India and other regions wanting to implement the NRC, where does that leave Bengalis/Bangladeshis and other minorities within India. Where do you go when your home doesn't want you?