Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is an initiative designed to promote 'human rights' and 'good governance' in Bangladesh . It is committed to:
• Promoting voices of people whose rights are being denied and violated.
• Creating social environment in building people's dignity.
• Channeling isolated, unlinked efforts about human rights and governance into linked and aligned actions.
• Challenging the vested interests and established hierarchies in the society that perpetuate poverty.
Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) provides funding and capacity building support to organizations working on human rights and governance. MJF works in partnership with different stakeholders such as civil society organizations, NGOs, CBOs, government, private sector, research organizations etc. MJF through its partners assists to ensure entitlements of people by building their capacity to demand basic services and raise voice against rights violation. MJF also works on the supply side with duty bearers so that they are responsive to the demands of people.
The dignity and well being of all people (especially poor, marginalized and socially excluded) are ensured by responsible, accountable and transparent duty bearers, the actions of committed and capable defenders and rights holders who are aware and mobilized to claim their rights and entitlements.
In order to contribute towards the above vision MJF will- Support both financially and technically, a critical mass of public and private organizations working in the area of increasing awareness to demand fulfillment of human rights and improved governance leading to poverty reduction.
Facilitate coherence in human rights and governance work in Bangladesh, through networking and policy advocacy.
Monitor the human rights and governance situation in the country and make this information available publicly.
Improved well-being of poor women, men and children in Bangladesh.