Light House - “Kawsara, Sharmin Akter and few others trafficked victims are repatriated from India by Light House”

Strategic Areas of Light House

Health, Nutrition and HIV

Light House has adopted Health, Nutrition and HIV perspective as a strategic guide for program development in different sectors directly targeting poor distressed, disadvantaged, and vulnerable and MARPs spread over the country. We want their improved living conditions in social, economic & cultural context. Read More ...

Poverty Reduction & Food Security

Light House has developed this strategic area for the active participation of the stakeholders including the members of staff. This perspective plan endorsed Light House,s development programming through well-planned sectoral approaches in an unique way. This strategy has examined the local context and on going development programs of poverty reduction and food security.
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Human Rights and Good Governance (HUGGO)

All human being have the right to live with dignity at all times, regardless of their legal, social or political status. Human rights are not gifts to be bestowed at the whims or fancies of anyone or a privilege, an act of grace or charity. Equity and justice are at the heart of all human rights.
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Disaster Management & Addressing Climate Change

This strategy articulates the implementation arrangements of Bangladesh country and local contexts depending on the needs of disasters affected and vulnerable communities across the country. Light House envisages utilizing the guiding principles for the implementation of the national disaster risk reduction strategy reflecting the local context and types of disasters and its impact of people’s life and livelihood. Read More ...

Light House has been working for trafficking prevention and repatriation of trafficked victims along with the support of rehabilitation and reintegration into their respective families as well as society of the victims. Under the IJLAS [Improved Justice and Legal Aid Services] project with the financial support from UKAid through Community Legal Services (CLS) of Max Well Stamp-PLC, Light House has been working in 54 unions of 9 upazillas under 5 districts of Rajshahi division in Bangladesh covering a total of 1,581,314 populations since January 2013 to March 2017. The overall goal of the project is to improve access to justice and existing legal service procedure through supporting and system strengthening for un-served population including those living in Char (Islands), Haor (Water land) and Adibashi (Aboriginal) concentrated areas in Rajshahi division with the broader objectives are to develop local institutions and groups for gender sensitive mediation and dispute settlement at village court, arbitration council & strengthening collaboration and communication with existing legal service providers through local level awareness and advocacy programs through facilitating service provisions within the scopes of CLS service delivery & capacitate service providers and service seekers to protect human rights and legal rights. The activities of the project are designed and delivered under three major deliverables as follows: 1) Legal Aid Support – Legal Advices, Legal Aid Information, Case Referral and Strengthening Village Court & Arbitration Council; 2) System Strengthening; and 3) Community Mobilization, Awareness & Knowledge Strengthening. The project by now has identified a large group of trafficked victims in India and Nepal and has successfully repatriated various trafficked victims; most of those were exposed to prostitution in India and one of them was under age.