The People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights is an Indian non-governmental organisation and membership-based movement which works to ensure basic rights for marginalised groups in Indian society, e.g. children, women, Dalits and tribes. The organisation does this by establishing a rule of law through participatory activism against extra judicial killing, police torture, hunger, bonded labour and injustice by hegemonic masculinity of the caste system and patriarchy. PVCHR ideology is inspired by the father of the Dalit movement and modern Nation-State Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi who struggled against patriarchy and the caste hierarchical system.
PVCHR was founded in 1996 by Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and Shruti Nagvanshi in collaboration with Sarod Maestro Vikash Maharaj, Dr. Mahendra Pratap historian and Poet Gyanendra Pati.
Jabala Action Research Organization (An ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organisation), established in 1992, works with vulnerable children and youth whose lives are marginalized through the multiple axes of poverty, religion and region. This marginalisation leads to a lack of educational entitlements, violence, child marriage and trafficking. Jabala is working towards a future that is safe, joyous and full of hope and promise. They are working to create social infrastructure, to build synergies between various stakeholders, government and civil society and enhance people’s capacities to claim, innovate and protest. The overall objective of Jabala is to ensure protection of the rights of underprivileged children, youth and survivors/victims of violence.
Jabala’s work over the years shifted from direct service delivery to rights-based approaches to prevent trafficking, child marriage, unsafe migration of adolescent girls and young women. Jabala has started focusing on children in a holistic way – as actors in our society, as citizens of today and seeks to recognize, protect and promote all rights for all children in an integrated manner, especially those who are disadvantaged on account of their gender, caste, class, ethnicity, ability and location in active collaboration with community and government.
Human Right Focus Pakistan (HRFP), a non-government organization (NGO) established in 1994, works for the promotion and protection of human rights with special focus on religious minorities, women and children. HRFP was founded by people belonging to religious minorities who were enthusiastic, dedicated and concerned about the disturbing situation regarding human rights in Pakistan. HRFP undertakes advocacy and lobbying initiatives to reduce patterns of discrimination and violence against minorities and marginalized communities. HRFP uses a rights-based approach to sensitise, strategise and implement the human rights of religious minorities, women and children. HRFP works for access to justice by supporting the victims (individuals/groups) through legal assistance with medical care, relocation, livelihood and other possible measures.
Research and Empowerment Organization (REO) is a non-profit human rights organization that works for the people regardless of caste, color and religion. They work together to alleviate the grief underprivileged people face and spread happiness out to each and every corner of the world. The organisation is vocally against any law that discriminates minorities and works to end racial discrimination and xenophobia in Bangladesh. REO believes that any offender who has committed human rights violations should be prosecuted. It pursues activities through worldwide campaigns and appeals to the Government of Bangladesh.
The Progressive Organisation for Women’s Advancement (POWA) consists of progressive minded individuals, who believe that women’s liberation is achievable; if and only if, it is translated into social equity through ideas and organized actions. We hold the firm conviction that all forms of oppression are linked and stem from an unjust society; steeped in economic inequities. It affirms that women’s oppression is a result of historical injustices and social division of labor, which limits women to family care; we therefore stand in full support of affirmative action as a first step to address social inequality.