Promoting Rights of the extreme Socially Excluded People (PRESEP)

Promoting Rights of the Extreme Socially Excluded People (PRESEP) project of HASAB is working in Right Based Approach to protect the human rights of seven different marginalized populations those who are vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. The project is aiming to mainstreaming of marginalized people and creates access in civic amenities.

Primary Participants:
People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), Female Commercial sex worker (Hotel Based, Street Based, Brothel Based), Male having sex with male (MSM), Transgender/Hijra (TG) and Ex. Injection Drug Users.

Project Period:
Second phase from 01 April 2008 to 31 March, 2013 1st phase was August 2004 to December 2007

Goals
Promoting social, legal and health rights of selected marginalized communities for their wellbeing

Objectives-1:
Strengthen capacity of the members of Self Help Groups for demanding rights

Objectives-2:
Improve access to health, education, legal services and income opportunities.

Objectives-3:
Reduce level of discrimination, oppressions and violence.

Donor:
Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF)/DFID

Partner Organization:
11 partner organizations
AsharAlo Society(AAS), Badhan Hijra Sangha(BHS), Organization of Bangladesh Drug Addict Rehabilitation (BODAR), Diner Alo Hijra Unnayan Mohila Sangstha, Khulna Mukti Sheba Sangstha (KMSS), Life Development Association (LDA), Nonggor Samaj Unnayan Sangstha (NSUS), Shuktara Kallyan Sangstha (SKS), Shapla Mohila Sangstha (SMS), Sex workers network (SWN), Palli Nari Unnayan Sangstha (PNUS).

Implementation Location/coverage
PRESEP project is working in 5 divisions. Covers Dhaka City Corporation, Chittagong City Corporation, Rajshahi City Corporation, Khulna City Corporation, Sylhet City Corporation, Manikganj Powroshava, Mymenshingh Powroshava, Faridpur Powroshava, Digrirchar Union of Faridpur, Jamalpur Powrosavha and through Sex Worker Network all over the country.

Current Feature:
The major activities are trainings for beneficiaries, formation of Self Help Groups (SHG), capacity development of (SHG)/NGOs, local and national level advocacy, sensitization meetings with Law Enforcing Agency, school students, young people, teachers, employers, private sectors, health service providers, local government departments, local elites and public representatives.

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