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MOVE Foundation

Presence in: Bangladesh
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Education, Health, Peace-building & Transitional Justice

MOVE Foundation is the only youth-led organization in Bangladesh which is working on de-radicalization, peace-building, and legal and inclusive education. It works mostly with qawmi madrasa students (Islamic religious schools), urban youths, and policy-makers. It was formed in 2013 with an objective of increasing human security and access to justice, modernising madrasa education and addressing internal deficiency issues of the unregulated qawmi madrasa system. Since then it has been working for more youth engagement in security and rights issues, preventing violent extremism and political and religious intolerance, and producing properly trained and motivated citizens to serve according to global priorities.

People Associated With This Organization

Saiful Haque

MOVE Foundation
Joined June 2016
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Peace-building & Transitional Justice
Saiful Haque has been promoting non-violence, inclusive education and de-radicalization of youth through MOVE Foundation, a youth-led civil society organization that he founded in 2013.
For more than a decade, he has worked with the US Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, The Asia Foundation and the Danish Working Environment Authority on good governance, youth mobilization, electoral reform, labour rights and civilian security issues. He has led the country’s largest election monitoring coalition Election Working Group (EWG), co-authored a piece outlining an election-time-government formula during 2014 pre-election unrest and appealed for peaceful resolution of political conflict through consensus, and later, formed and guided local NGOs Stop Violence Coalition (SVC) to conduct a nationwide anti-violence campaign.
As a young leader, Mr. Haque has participated in the US Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2013 under South and Central Asian Young Leaders project, represented Bangladesh in the UN Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security in Jordan in 2015 and presented paper on youth-led inclusive security and prison radicalisation, and is a Fellowship recipient of the German Federal Government’s Cross-Culture Program (CCP). He is a post-graduate in International Relations from the University of Dhaka, a TV talk-show guest, and an international election observer.
He expects to get new insights on legal and paralegal activities around the globe and share his perspectives on rights issues with different stakeholders.
Saiful Haque is the network champion (main point of contact) for MOVE Foundation.

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