Organisations

Bangladesh Women's Health Coalition (BWHC)

Bangladesh

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10/2 Iqbal Road, Mohammedpur
PO Box 2295
Dhaka - 1207

BWHC works with underpriveleged and marginalised women, children and youth through health oriented development interventions, with a prime focus on reproductive health services and action oriented community education. It is committed to bringing about positive changes in the quality of women's life by making available reproductive and primary health care services as well as other basic social services that enable women to exercise their reproductive and human rights. BWHC firmly believes that the quality of women's lives is enhanced by emphasising an inclusive gender approach, community participation and working in integration and collaboration with government and other relevant organisations. The resource centre is not open to the public

Al-Falah Bangladesh

Bangladesh

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11/20 Iqbal Road
Mohammed Pur
Dhakar

Al-Falah works for the social and economic development of the urban poor particularly the refugee community. Its main objectives are to provide health services and education to reduce the risk of disease and economic depression; to strengthen co-ordination through networking; and to develop the capacity of the organisation

Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP)

Bangladesh

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P O; CRP-Chapain
Savar, Dhaka 1343

The objectives of CRP are to improve the quality of life of PWDs in Bangladesh and ensure their equal opportunities; to provide treatment and rehabilitation focusing on physical, emotional, social, psychological an economic aspects; to promote the development of skilled personnel in health care and rehabilitation in the Bangladesh; to raise awareness about disability issues locally and nationally; to organise and promote programmes for the prevention of disability; and to promote community-based rehabilitation programmes for increased coverage and social integration of disabled people in collaboration with other organisations. Their resource centre is not open to the public

Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA)

Sudan

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PO Box 3372
Khartoum

Aims to initiate and open communications among all mankind regardless of religious culture, language, race or colour; put into place the principles of charity and providing basic services to the vulnerable and needy; promote and protect human rights; and promote and support water and sanitation programmes

Action on Disability and Development (ADD)

UK

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Vallis House, 57 Vallis Road
Frome
Somerset BA11 3EG

ADD's aim is to support the development of a representative and effective disability movement made up of self help organisations of disabled people, actively promoting the rights of all disabled adults and children for full inclusion in society. It also aims to influence development practices and policy makers to include the rights and needs of disabled people in their work

Voluntary Health Services Society (VHSS)

Bangladesh

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273 Baitul Aman Housing Society
Road No.1, Adabar
Shyamoli, Dhaka 1207

VHSS aims to help advance health policies and priority issues in Bangladesh by promoting need orientated activities that are appropriate, realistic and equitable in partnership with NGOs and Government organisations to achieve optimum Health for All. The VHSS resource centre is open to the public

Integrated Social Development Effort (ISDE)

Bangladesh

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Thana Parishod Road
PO Box - Chiringa CC - 4470
Chakaria, Cox's Bazar 47400

ISDE aims to create a positive socio-economic change of the under developed or disadvantaged countries, especially the women and children through awareness raising, health services, non-formal outreach work and more earning through self employment activities.

Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for|the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV)

Bangladesh

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3/8 Block-F
Lalmatia, Mohammadpur
Dhaka-1207

The aim of SARPV is to build a barrier-free environment for disabled people and to ensure their equal rights and opportunities in the main stream of social life. Its objectives are to raise awareness about disability isses in society; generate and explore employment opportunities; enable socio-economic rehabilitation; and establish equal rights and opportunities. SARPV runs an inclusive school, and has a library that is for SARPV staff and library members (see website for details)

SHETU (Shirashuni Humanitarian Enhance Territorial Unity)

Bangladesh

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Vill & PO: Shirashuni
Thana: Tala
Dist: Satkhira

SHETU aims to build up an infrastructure with the initiative of group members through which they will be able to implement their programme without any help from outside in future. Further objectives include: (1) Establish self-reliant organisation among poor community; (2) work with gender approach to enhance the status of women and men in society and develop their relationship; (3) incorporate local and human resources in developmetn activities; (4) protect natural environment and development progrommes. The SHETU resource centre is open to the public

Oxfam Community Aid Abroad (OCAA)

Australia

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156 George Street
Fitzroy
Victoria 3065

OCAA aims to work in a professional, flexible, responsive, strategic and innovative manner with vulnerable communities so that these communitites can participate in, and take control over their own development. They can do this by working collaboratively with us, the Oxfam International community, and with Oxfam Community Aid Abroad's partners in the field who in turn participate with these vulnerable communitites in their development. Oxfam Community Aids Abroad will achieve for the poor and marginalised, a fairer world in which more of them exercise their basic rights, control their own lives and the environment in which the depend is better sustained. The resource centre is open to the public

Y Care International (YMCA)

UK

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3-9 Southampton Row
London WC1B 5HY

The international development agency of the YMCA movement. Focuses on the needs and contributions of young people in the developing world, who face the severest of economic and social conditions. They aim to provide financial support for projects that aim to promote self-sufficiency. Funds are chanelled through local YMCAs, which develop projects with their local communities. They aim to broaden the opportunities available to marginalised young people and enable them to escape the poverty trap. They also aim to raise the awareness of development issues in the UK

Disability and Development Partners (DDP)

UK

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404 Camden Road
London N7 0SJ

The JLC assists in the rehabilitation of people who have suffered the loss of or use of limbs. It promotes the use of appropriate technology in mobility appliance, such as the Jaipur foot. It supports work which promotes greater accessibility for people with disabilities to their rights. It supports work that raises awareness about disability, poverty and development issues. It also works with other organisations and groups to raise awareness about the causes and prevention of disability

Tearfund

UK

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100 Church Road
Teddington
Middlesex
TW11 8QE

Tearfund is a Christian international relief and development agency with more than 40 years' experience. We work with partners and the local church across the world to tackle the complex challenges of poverty. Tearfund is recognised as a leader in its work, integrating community development, disaster response and recovery, disaster risk reduction and advocacy.  Tearfund works in more than 50 countries worldwide, in partnership with communities, churches and local organisations to overcome poverty and injustice. 

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