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Email: msfhr9@gmail.com

Manabadhikar Shongskriti Foundation (msf) is an entity committed to protect and promote human rights across the country. msf believes in all human rights principles and norms and most importantly human dignity. Msf is registered on 5 November 2017 under the Society Registration Act, 1860. It has its registered office at Sanjher Maya, House-15, Road-32, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. msf could be reached at msfhr9@gmail.com

Core values

• msf believes all human beings have the burden to struggle in solidarity for a society where human dignity, life, liberty, security and non-discrimination will be the day to day culture of everyone’s life.

• msf team realizes that Initiating a human rights movement across the country is essential especially promoting human rights culture in educational institutions is a dire need for this time and the work must start at this moment.

• msf team also rely on community activism against human rights violation and relentless efforts for the promotion of pluralism, equality and diversity.

Vision Statement

msf envisions a country in which every individual irrespective of gender, caste, religion, colour, class and status enjoys human rights norms and fundamental freedoms enshrined in our Constitution as well as UDHR and other international and national human rights standards.

Mission Statement

msf mission is to promote human rights culture across the society through which human rights agency will be taken and practiced individually and collectively.

Strategic Approach

msf will adopt following 7 strategic approach to achieve its goal and objectives:

  •  Rights Based Approach

  •  Team Work

  •  Partnerships

  •  Involve HRDs

  •  Engagement

  •  Community Activism

  •  Peoples’ Organization

Msf introduces its founder members:

Sultana Kamal, a human rights activist, lawyer. She served as the Executive Director of Ain o Salish Kendra, a human rights and legal aid resource centre. In 2006, she served as adviser in the Caretaker government of Bangladesh during the 2006-2008. She is a Freedom Fighter. She is a Chairman of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), also member of the trustee board of Chayanaut, member of Asia Pacific Forum for Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Women Living under Muslim Laws (WLUML).

Saidur Rahman, a lawyer, human rights activist with extensive managerial experience in the NGO sector and a record of success in getting initiatives off the ground and flourishing. He has served for eight years as a Senior Programme Manager with a largest project of DFID called shiree, prior to that, he spent twelve years as Deputy Director & Director of ASK, eight years with BRAC as Trainer and Area Manager and most recently he has served for Activating Village Courts in Bangladesh (AVCBII) of UNDP as National Consultant-Capacity Development. Now he is working with P4D project of British Council funded by EU and Bangladesh Government for preparing training module on Inclusion and Accountability Mechanism (NIS, RTI, GRS, CC, APA).

Saniyya Faheem Ansari, a lawyer, human rights activist and motivated facilitator of Human Rights, Gender & Diversity and Community Activism with an experience from grassroots to international level. Her skills and facilitation art exceeds to policy analysis, programme review, monitoring & evaluation, developing programme. Her unique background is a combination of law, human rights, women empowerment and organizational development.

Dalia Afroz, a lawyer and development professional working in human rights field for 18 years. She has worked for Ain o Salish Kendra, South Asia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) and currently she is working as consultant with establishment of the rights of garment workers.

Jahedul Alam Hitto, studied from the Dept. Government & Politics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, worked 16 and a half years in the Human Rights and development field and working as, AGM and Head of Brand communication in Metal Group (marketing of Agro machinery).

Taufiq Al Mannan, a lawyer and human rights activist worked for Ain o Salsih Kendra. He is expert in programme assessment, policy review, and content development. He has acquired reputation in facilitating capacity building events for diverse participants. He explains policies, acts and relates them with human rights and social justice in the most communicative approaches for easy and sustainable learning and capacity building of the audience.

Tanvia Roselin Sultana, a lawyer and a trainer and freelance consultant on human rights, gender and law having 17 years of practical experience in project implementation, supervision and monitoring on capacity building and human rights field through partner NGOs. Worked at ASK from 2000 to 2016. Before she worked at Sabalamby Unnayan Samilty (SUS), Netrokona.

Sadia Tasneem, a lawyer and development professional having particular skills and interests in facilitating learning, capacity strengthening, organizational development and upholding gender justice. She has worked for The Asia Foundation, British Council, Plan International Bangladesh, D.Net and Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK). She is one of the founders of Bangladesh Institute of Crime and Justice Studies (BICJS), a think tank, the first of its kind in Bangladesh in the field of criminal justice research and policy reform.

Eva Saha, a human rights and cultural activist worked at Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Incidin Bangladesh and Asiatic Limited. Particular strength of Eva is in utilizing cultural activities as tools for human rights movement.