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Self Help Association for Rural People through Eduacation & Entrepreneurship (SHAREE)

Silver Spring, United States
Joined January 2022

SHAREE is a registered Charitable right-based organization in Bangladesh and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC of the UN works for Dalit, minorities, and women empowerment.

Presence in: Bangladesh, United States
Focus: Children's Rights, Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Paralegals, Education, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Gender-based violence

Vision: A democratic society where Rishi, Dalit, Harijan, and other professionally excluded people establish their Human Rights and live in dignity with mainstream society being free from poverty, injustice, and discrimination.  

Mission: To enhance the capacity and opportunity of the beneficiary partner women and children, establish their self-govern institutions and network linkage among own community and mainstream and influence the policy formulation and implementation at the national level.

  1. Establishment of rights of untouchable/outcast (Dalit/horizon) women and children, especially inheritance rights of the women.
  2. Involvement untouchable/outcast community in the mainstream of Development
  3. Eradicate illiteracy among the target community through operating Pre-primary schools, Non-formal Primary Education, adult literacy programs,s and Social/Community Education.
  4. Provide necessary Skill Development Support to women groups for livelihood maintenance and empowerment
  5. Organize advocacy campaigns/awareness activities on issues related to Human Rights, Gender, and Racial Discrimination to contribute to making social change.
  6. Help conduct disaster preparedness and management activities

 SHAREE is committed to implementing it’s all the activities at the community level for the advancement of the poorest section of the community with special Prference to the Dalit community and in general women and Children.

SHAREE believes that there could be no change if people do not participate actively and consciously and are committed to the change. In any type of work with the community, it follows a participatory approach and method, particularly in terms of:

  1. Raising awareness about basic human rights
  2. Building capacity and creating opportunity
  3. Networking and linkage
  4. Campaign/Lobby and Advocacy

Background

The organization established in 1992 is a woman lead non-government, non-profitable, and non-political right-based entity.

People Associated With This Organization

Preo Biswas

Bangladesh  
Self Help Association for Rural People...
Joined January 2022
Interests: Education, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Women's Rights
Founder and Executive Director of national rights organization for 20 years and Portfolio Officer with a Women’s Small Business Assistance Center for 8 years. Founder and Editor of minorities human rights newspaper for 8 years and Founder and Editor of a Journal for Minorities for 3 years. Founder and General Secretary of a National Women’s rights movement for 4 years and Organizing Secretary of a leading Bangladeshi Minority Unity Council.
Led to support and guide the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Communicated effectively with the Board and provided in a timely and accurate manner all information necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions.
Responsible for signing all organizational documents, terms, and conditions, agreements, etc. in favor of the organization.
Initiate efforts to get support, cooperation, and recognition from local communities and develop organizational image locally, nationally, and internationally. Design project proposal, planned, and managed creation of the organization, and monitored all staff members and work results.
Contact person between donors, government, local communities, staff members, policymakers, professional community, media, and civil society.
Networking national/international development partners, and government research publication

• The Socio-Economic Situation of the Cobbler Community (an Untouchable Class of Our Society) in Dhaka City: ( Preo Bala Biswas and Rathindra Nath Paul)
• The Position of Women in Extreme Poor and Socially Excluded Dalit Communities of Bangladesh: A Sociological Study ( Preo Bala Biswas & Gayanath Sarker)
• Study on Employment Inequalities Faced by the Cleaning Workers from Dalit Communities in Bangladesh ( Preo Bala Bisws & Gayanath Sarker)

Feature published

• The Daily Star
• The Asian age
• Daily Sangbad
• Anjali ( Published by Mohanogor sarbojonin Puja Committee)
• Mongolalok published by officers club
• Matribhumi in US Bengali newspaper
• Bijoya Published by Jagannath Hall Alumni Association of Dhaka University


Responsibility in different Human Rights Organization

• Organizing Secretary of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Unity Council (National largest Human Rights Organization)

• General Secretary of Bangladesh Women Unity Council (National largest Women Human Rights Organization)23rd March 2013 to 19th January 2018)

• Executive Committee member of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad March 2008 to till to date).

• Member of “Bangladesh National Human Rights Commissions. “Thematic committee on Dalit, Hijra and other excluded minority”

• Member of Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission’s “Thematic committee on "Religious and Ethnic Minorities & Non –Citizens” Issues in Bangladesh

• Member of Universal periodic review Committee (UPR of National Human Rights Commission)

COMMUNITY SERVICES AND MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Preo Biswas is the network champion (main point of contact) for Self Help Association for Rural People through Eduacation & Entrepreneurship (SHAREE).

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