Nijera Kori | Network Partners
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Network Partners


Association of Land Reform and Development (ALRD)

A national level network of NGOs, activists, academics and peasant organisations working on land issues, water rights and all other matters relating to land that affects people. ALRD acts as a repository of information, conducst research, and is engaged in lobbying and advocacy for policy reform.

Right to Information Forum

The Right to Information Forum (RTI Forum) Bangladesh, coordinated by the Manusher Jonno Foundation, informs the public about the contents of the various laws, specifically those which have direct significance for the poor.

Human Rights Forum

The Human Rights Forum was formed in 2008, when Bangladesh was one of the countries which presented its National Report on the UPR to the UN General Assembly in February 2009 as per resolution of the Human Rights Council, and the need for a separate citizen’s report arose.The secretariat of this Forum is Ain o Shalish Kendra (ASK). The forum is very active in monitoring and presenting alternative reports on Human Rights reports.

Bangladesh Water Rights Forum

Bangladesh Water Rights Forum conceptualises the issue of water, its use, access and ownership as a right, and works both at the grass roots level and is involved in policy advocacy.

Social Resistance Committee

Social Resistance Committee, a network of over 50 women’s organisations, human rights’ organisations, trade and labour unions, was created to protest against all forms of violence against women, and uphold religious, cultural and minority rights, and rights of the socially excluded people when situations arise. The Committee is also active in preparing memorandum and other policy advocacy materials as and when needed. Bangladesh Mahila Parishad acts as the Secretariat of this Committee.

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Asia Solidarity against Industrial Aquaculture

Asia Solidarity against Industrial Aquaculture (ASIA), was formed as an Asian network to investigate negative effects of Shrimp Aquaculture, in terms of loss of livelihoods, increasing poverty, social, economic and cultural marginalisation, increase of violence and violation of human rights, as well as negative environmental and ecological impacts. The network was initiated by Nijera Kori and now been strengthened by its links with similar regional networks such as Red Manglar in Latin America and African Mangrove Network.

South Asia Right to Information Network

The South Asia Right to Information Network, supported by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), is primarily an email based network. This provides all types of information regarding laws, and sends updates on changes or status of various national RTI rules as well as actions taken on all matters related to RTI in the South Asia region.


Asia Pacific Women Law and Development (APWLD)

Asia Pacific Women Law and Development network (APWLD) is a Chiang Mai based strong network of feminist human rights defenders. This network ensures linkages and communication among its members on issues such as human rights, constitutional rights, environmental rights, rural women’s rights, labour rights etc. The network continue to expand its coverage and now has membership in the Arab regions, Mongolia, Kyrghistan, Fiji, Cook Islands, as well as Australia.

Asia Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC)

Asia Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC) is a network of organisations working across Asia for upholding rights of rural women particularly the most disadvantaged, i.e rural women with disabilities, socially ostracised due to caste, class or culture, and women who are involved as agriculture labour, but often denied access to land and marginalised due to expanded commercial agriculture.

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SANGAT- South Asian Network for Gender Activists and Trainers

South Asian Network for Gender Activists and Trainers, is a strong body of leading South Asian feminists, who provide trainings for grassroots workers, as well as conducts academic workshops regionally on conceptual clarity on gender, feminism etc. It also prepares South Asian statements from a feminist perspectives on topics that are considered important for discussions and debates.

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR)

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) is a democratic regional network with a large membership base of people committed to addressing human rights issues at both national and regional levels. SAHR aims at fostering the concept of multiple South Asian identities by enabling people to realise their ideals and aspirations for peace, democracy, secularism and human security, while promoting pluralism in approaches towards social, political, economic and cultural development of different communities, ethnic, linguistic, religious and other groups.

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One Billion Rising (OBR)

One Billion Rising (OBR) is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.