The government of Bangladesh is always busy in dealing with political turmoil. Since independence Bangladesh has been experiencing different types of catastrophe, some are natural but most of them are manmade, the sufferer of all these disasters are poor people, they are always deprived of their basic human rights---rights to food, cloth, accommodation, medicine and education. All the political parties which formed government in different times unfortunately seemed to work in a similar way. The poor have always been neglected.
Poor people always have to struggle with their life on their own while wealthy persons receive government support. So, it is a demand of time to stand beside the poor and with this vision in mind Basic Rights Initiative (BRI) was formed in 2014 with a few numbers of people most of whom are university students.
BRI works on a non political platform and are committed to ensure every old and young under privileged people to get their minimum basic rights which they ultimately deserve. We believe the best way to find ourselves is to dedicate ourselves in the service of others within our limitations. BRI also works to help and create efficient solutions to the impoverished people to acquire their minimum basic rights. To make a secured and prosperous future, everyone has to initiate steps to provide basic rights to the deprived people. Every one of us is a part of a global movement for change, empowering and ensuring basic rights to conduct our visions.
BRI uses a combination of rights-based sustainable development programmes, social awareness and participation to meditate about basic rights of the people, health service campaigns, public education campaigns, providing nutritious food, habitation for the homeless people, minimum clothes and humanitarian assistance in disasters and conflicts. Who else will come forward unless we do!
Nafisa Samia Haque
Executive, Basic Rights Initiative
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology