Project Name: Empowering Linguistic Minority to Realize Rights in Bangladesh
Council of Minorities & NAMATI has jointly started community paralegal project in Urdu Speaking Camps in Bangladesh. First time paralegals used in Urdu-Speaking Bangladeshi communityin June 2013. 16 paralegals trained and supported to serve Urdu-speaking camp dwellers.
- Use paralegal model to empower camp residents in the acquisition and use of identity documents (focus on birth certificates, passports, trade licenses, Councillor/ward commissioner's certificates, ID cards);
- Collect evidence on current government practice and discrimination
- Use data/evidence for advocacy to push for proper implementation of the law
- Dhaka- Mohammadpur & Mirpur