What We Stand For

What We Stand For

Every person is born with fundamental rights. Each person is unique and has the right to a name and a nationality, the right to live in a safe and protective environment, to education, food, recreation & play, the right to health and equal opportunity. Each has the right to participate in matters that affect them, and the right to be treated equally. Every person has the right to be protected from all forms of abuse and exploitation.

These rights are among the ones set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and CEDAW. These principles guide all that AB does in Bangladesh. We speak out for the rights of every person in villages and border areas where communities are illiterate. We defend people’s rights in towns and divisional cities. We stand up for them in the capital where policy makers decide on laws, approve budgets and plan for the future of children, youth and women.

AB champions peace, security and the articles enshrined within the UNCRC and CEDAW to promote and protect the rights of children. We work for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The Sustainable Development Goals applicable to the work of Aparajeyo-Bangladesh are:


We want the money we raise to reach those children, youth and women in greatest need, who live in unbearable poverty and whose rights are ignored or abused. We believe that all children, youth and women have a right to protection, education, healthcare, safe shelters, safe drinking water and other essentials of life. We also believe that children, youth and women have a right to live in peace, free from violence, exploitation and discrimination. As a result, we influence people in position of power to change unfair laws and practices. We do this through linkages with local communities, involving and influencing locally elected government representatives, working with government ministries and departments, local leaders, NGOs, INGOs etc.

We ensure lasting changes in the lives of our beneficiaries by making a long-term commitment. Our organization has systems in place to learn from our experience and use this to improve the way we work in the future. We ensure that the money we raise reaches children, youth and women in greatest need. For this reason, we make sure that the programmes we implement are cost-effective.