Advocacy and Legal Aid

It is crucial to have basic knowledge of state laws and regulation. Because without it no one can protect themselves or their communities from justice. Our aim to educate children, women and gender diverse people about their rights and entitlements. We provide education on laws related to dowry, child marriage, divorce, human trafficking, domestic violence, child labor etc.

Violence Against Children

Violence against children includes all forms of violence against people under 18 years old, whether perpetrated by parents or other caregivers, peers or strangers. Globally, it is estimated that up to 1 billion children aged 2–17 years have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence.
Experiencing violence in childhood impacts lifelong health and well-being. To prevent physical, sexual and psychological/emotional violence against children, SADA provides counselling in schools.

Violence on Minority Community

The Government of Bangladesh has recognized the Hijra community of Bangladesh as a Hijra sex. But sadly, Hijra and transgender people are still victim of various violent attacks. Hijras suffer from unbearable violence, harassment, pain and humiliations while they are alive and even after death in South Asia. They are not treated as human being in family and society. Society and family should realize their physical and psychological problem. Niharika (pseudonym), faced discrimination due to her gender identity. SADA advocates for the rights and entitlements of transgender people and develop public awareness and assist them for their skill-development.

Combating Gender Based Violence

Gender-Based violence refers to harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. It is rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power and harmful norms. s a serious violation of human rights and a life-threatening health and protection issue. It is estimated that one in three women will experience sexual or physical violence in their lifetime. During displacement and times of crisis, the threat of GBV significantly increases for women and girls. SADA is working towards preventing the root causes of gender-based violence. Through our Combating GBV project we raise awareness for high school learners, school teachers and staff through skills building.