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Our Mission

Promote human rights and governance through partnership with relevant stakeholders, including duty bearers, to ensure dignity and wellbeing of all people, especially the marginalised.


A world free from poverty, exploitation and discrimination where people live in freedom, dignity and human security.

Our Strategy

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Our history

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is one of the largest national grant making organisations in Bangladesh disbursing funds and capacity building support for human rights and governance work within the country. With massive experiences of handling partnership with more than two hundred PNGOs for the last 17 years, MJF has been striving to build capacities of poor and marginalised people in Bangladesh to demand basic services and raise voice against rights violation. MJF also works with public institutions to ensure their responsiveness towards marginalised people. Policy advocacy is another feature of MJF’s work and it has been directly involved in some of the most progressive and pro-poor laws and policies enacted over the last 10 years in Bangladesh.

Established in 2002 as a non-government and non-profit organisation, MJF is dedicated to mainstreaming gender and disability in its operation within the country in terms of participation, capacity and programmatic focus.

MJF programmes are conceptually and strategically consistent with the relevant provisions of the Constitution of Bangladesh, as well as Perspective Plan 2011-2021: Making Vision 2021 a Reality; the National Integrity Strategy (2012); the Seventh Five Year Plan (2016-2020); and the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. To that extent MJF considers itself a partner of the Government and other stakeholders working to ensure human rights and promote good governance.

MJF enjoys consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2017.


Transform MJF into a sustainable Foundation, recognised for achieving social transformation of vulnerable groups through rights and governance works.

Core principles

  • Inclusiveness and Equality
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Gender Sensitivity

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