LIGHT HOUSE – “KAWSARA, SHARMIN AKTER AND FEW OTHERS TRAFFICKED VICTIMS ARE REPATRIATED FROM INDIA BY 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Establishment of Clinic
Light House has established a clinic in 2011 from where reproductive health services are provided. This clinic is located at Rahman Nagar in Bogra city and providing services among the poor people in the city.
Launching a Training Centre
Light House has established a well-decorated training centre for its staff in 2011at Rahman Nagar in the Bogra city. It can accommodate 25 to 30 participants in the training centre.
Honouring the volunteers
Light House honoured some volunteers for their outstanding contribution in different areas in the year 2011. This honouring ceremony was organized by HIV and STI prevention project of Light House.
Warm clothes distribution
Light House distributed more than 500 blankets and other clothes among the poor, helpless people at the organization’s Head Office, Jahurul Nagar, Bogra.
Teachers Forum on Road safety
Light House has successfully completed the Road safety project in the year 2011. Under this project, Teachers Forum has been formed to help the project people in conducting the activities of Road safety.
Conference on Women & Justice
Two memebrs of Light House joined the Regional Conference on Gender Based Violence and Justice in South Asia held on 22-23 October 2011 New Delhi, INDIA.