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Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (DHRRA), Malaysia

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Joined November 2012

DHRRA Malaysia aims to ensure vulnerable, marginalized or minorities communities to have equal access to healthcare, education & nationality.

Presence in: Malaysia
Focus: Access to Information, Citizenship, Economic Empowerment, Education, Women's Rights

ASIADHRRA

In response to the challenges Asian rural communities were facing – and continue to face, the Asia-DHRRA (Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas) was founded in 1974 and is today a regional partnership of eleven (11) social development networks and organizations in eleven (11) Asian nations that envisions Asian organized rural communities that are just, free, prosperous, living in peace and working in solidarity towards self-reliance

DHRRA Malaysia

DHRRA Malaysia was formed in the mid-1970s as an affiliate of Asia-DHRRA. It has proved itself to be an effective advocate with government and government agencies for rural community development and needs. It has also initiated many programs among the communities, especially women and youths in rural areas to support greater self-sufficiency and economic sustainability.

In mid 2014, after years of exposure on statelessness issues DHRRA Malaysia geared up for a project to map & register stateless Indians in West Malaysia to help address the issue of ‘Statelessness’ within rural communities and those displaced to semi-urban and urban areas.

Through the successful mapping project, DHRRA was able to position itself as the focal resource place for various agencies and stakeholders in the issue of statelessness in Malaysia and has experience working with persons at risk of Statelessness and Lawyers who provide legal assistance.

In addition, having vast experience conducting series of workshops for paralegals in the areas of identification, registrations, paralegal model, database and case management to government officials and community leaders  in Malaysia. Now DHRRA continues to advocate to end statelessness and impart knowledge and close to implementing a similar project in East Malaysia upon learning that statelessness was not only prevalent among minorities but unequal nationality laws could cause one to be state-less

People Associated With This Organization

Gopi Krishnan Anandan

Malaysia  
Development of Human Resources in Rural... (Unverified)
Joined October 2018
Interests: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources
I'm a Director of Communications and Special Projects for DHRRA Malaysia. My experience in the area of statelessness also extends to my 2 year stint with the Prime minister's department in Malayaia as a Director of Special Implementation Task Force.

Kogila Vaani Vellian

Malaysia  
Development of Human Resources in Rural... (Unverified)
Joined October 2018
Interests: Citizenship, Gender-based violence
Psychologist

Maalini Ramalo

Malaysia  
Development of Human Resources in Rural...
Joined August 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Education, Women's Rights
Ms. Ramalo, Director for Social Protection at DHRRA Malaysia is the focal resource person for Government Agencies, UN Agencies, Media Agencies and other stakeholders in the issue of statelessness in Malaysia and has experience working with persons at risk of Statelessness and Lawyers who provide legal assistance. She is responsible in coordinating and implementing the mapping and registration project by community based paralegals. The project has a legal assistance component that aims to ensure the stateless and persons of undetermined nationality either acquire or are confirmed as citizens of Malaysia through paralegal assistance from DHRRA. Through this network, DHRRA hopes to further benefit from experiences of member organizations and countries on best practices in the field of statelessness and undocumented persons.

Manivannan Kandasamy

Malaysia  
Development of Human Resources in Rural... (Unverified)
Joined October 2018
Interests: Citizenship
Senior manager

Manivannan Kandasamy

Malaysia  
Development of Human Resources in Rural... (Unverified)
Joined March 2019
Interests: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice
Senior manager DHRRA Malaysia
Maalini Ramalo is the network champion (main point of contact) for Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (DHRRA), Malaysia.

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