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Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Joined May 2018

A youth led law and development organization working in Bangladesh to improve capacity of youths to advocate for a better, sustainable, resilient society.

Presence in: Bangladesh
Focus: Education, Gender-based violence, Health, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice


The mission of SERAC-Bangladesh is to establish a human rights oriented environment that provides spaces to achievable development in access to education, health, livelihood, policy support for women, children and youth, sustainable environment, economy, and justice for the poor and vulnerable communities.


SERAC-Bangladesh envisions to improve lifestyles of disadvantaged communities through access to human rights, health service, legal protection, education, choice of living, livelihood opportunities, and other social supports to ensure no-discrimination, gender equality, social justice and peace.

Who We Are

SERAC-Bangladesh is a youth led law and development organization having non-profit, non government and non political natures, started life in 1991 with the initiation of a group of educated, dedicated social workers with an aim to promote the socioeconomic and social status and living standards of the rural poor and vulnerable communities, especially youth, women and children through their capacity building, awareness raising, group formation and intervening with felt need based problem solving programs by adopting innovative ideas and strategic communication. SERAC-Bangladesh believes in non-directive, bottom up, participatory and integrated development frameworks and acts as a catalyst with its beneficiaries.

Where We Work

SERAC-Bangladesh has direct projects in 28 districts in all 8 divisions including Mymensingh, Dhaka, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna, and Sylhet. Further it has a wide partners network in all 64 districts across the country for implementation of larger programs.

People Associated With This Organization

SM Shaikat

Joined May 2018
Interests: Gender-based violence, Health, Peace-building & Transitional Justice
I am leading a youth focused advocacy NGO in Bangladesh, named SERAC-Bangladesh. I have been an expert contributor to the World Justice Project Rule of Law Indexes, and engaged in human rights education, awareness campaign, advocacy, activism since 2006.

A law graduate from the University of London, and working with deep interest to translate and apply laws in social development works, especially for the young people.
SM Shaikat is the network champion (main point of contact) for SERAC-Bangladesh.

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