Democracywatch is an NGO working in promotion of democracy and good governance in Bangladesh since 1995. It conducts training and runs projects with a vision to build awareness on democracy and good governance. It also carries out research and opinion poll on different social and political dimensions. Democracywatch emphasizes most on education and awareness building of the young adults and women in the society. Towards this end, it runs courses on Lifestyle, Democracy Training Program, Internship Project with the Parliamentarians, IELTS, Basic Computing and English for General Purpose. Side by side, quiz, debate, dialogue session, and workshop on various issues of democracy are regularly carried out in an attempt to raise the confidence level of the youths.
Skill development training and awareness building is necessary in terms of creating employment opportunities. In this context, Bangladeshi work forces are not quite adaptable in line with the international standards.
This is why skill building training should spread all over the country. Apart from the Dhaka office, Democracywatch has a branch at Mymensingh. Regular activities are also carried out in Jessore, Dinajpur, Pabna, Narail, Magura, Sirajgonj, Tangail, Nilphamari and Rangpur in some other districts in Bangladesh. Democracywatch also targets women as the core field of development in near future because we believe no development can be possible as long as the young and women are not conscious.
A sustainable democracy promoting social equity.
Democracywatch aims to establish good governance and uphold human rights through strengthening democratic institutions and the electoral process; building nationwide network of civil society organisations including NGO/CBO/Media/Trade Unions/ professional groups; sensitising stakeholders about gender and promoting rule of law.
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|1. ||Strengthen democracy and make people aware of its value and culture which protects and respects human rights and ensures good governance. |
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|2 ||Establish a society that respects human rights of all, especially women, children minority marginalized and disadvantaged community. |
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|3. ||Ascertain free and fair electoral process through which people elect appropriate representatives for enacting right policies for propagating democratic culture for ensuring development. |
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|4. ||Set up strong national and local government at all levels that are pro-people, accountable, responsive and transparent. |
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|5. ||Develop conscious citizens, foster leadership quality of youth and women to become change agents for propagating social equity. |
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|6. ||Eradicate poverty by creating enabling environment of transparency and accountability and developing opportunities for quality livelihood of people. |