Women's Organization

BANGLADESH

Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS)
BNPS is a non-government organization an ideology based women's organization established in 1986 by a group of committed women activist  with the following activities: national level policy advocacy, grass root level advocacy and awareness, local level good governance, building grass root women's organization, development organization, development education, political empowerment of women, issue-based training especially on gender.
Address: House No. 255, Road No. 10A, West Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
Tel: 880-2-811 323
Fax: 880-2-912 0633
Email: bnps@bangla.net

Centre for Analysis and Choice (CAC)
CAC is a research oriented organization that works with elected officials. The Women in Politics program offers political campaign training in structure, fundraising, media, and communication skills. CAC also houses the Asia/Pacific Women in Politics Network newsletter (APWIP).
Address: House 65 Road 6A Dhanmondi,
Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
Tel: 880-2-319919/815919 or 880-2-815 919/911 1026
Fax: 880-2-863016 or 880-2-815 919

Ain O Salish Kendra
Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) is a legal aid and human rights resource centre. It provides free legal aid to poor women workers and child workers. ASK's strategies to access justice focus on: creating awareness of legal human rights, providing legal and social support and advocacy for reform.  
Address: 26/3 Purana Paltan Line, Dhaka 1000 Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Email: ask@citechco.net
Web: http://www.askbd.org/index.php

Bangladesh Institute of  Development Studies (BIDS)
BIDS or Bangladesh Unnayan Gabeshona Protishtan is a multi-disciplinary organization which conducts policy-oriented research on development issues mainly in the context of Bangladesh. It is mandated to function as an agency for undertaking and promoting study, research and dissemination of knowledge in the field of development economics, demography and other social sciences related to planning for national development and social welfare.
Address: E-17 Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
Email: dg_bids@sdnbd.org
Web: www.bids-bd.org

International Women Studies Institute
Address: 71 Satmasjid Road, Dhanmandi R.A.,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Naripokho
Naripokho is a women's organization that promotes women's rights and development. Their activities include consciousness-raising and lobbying on women's issues, research and publication.
Address: Road 9-A, House 51, P.O. Box 35, Sylhet, Dhanmandi, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Nagorik Uddyog (Citizen's Initiative)
Nagorik Uddyog is a Bangladeshi-based NGO that helps the rural poor to understand and exercise their rights and specifically aims to give women a political voice and improve their access to justice. This is achieved by developing institutions at grassroots level and constructing a public space where conflicts can be resolved and concerns raised.
Address: 74 Tejkunipara, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh
Tel: (880 2) 815 868
Fax: (880 2) 864 966

Nari Uddug Kendra (NUK) [Centre for Women's Initiatives]
NUK is a women's development, education and training institute. It promotes human rights for Bangladeshi girls and women.
Address: 22/18, Khilji Road, Block-B (2nd floor), Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
Executive Director: Mashuda Khatan Shefali
Tel: (880 2) 325756
Fax: (880 2) 813095 or 813014 (attn: NUK)
Telex: 642940 ADAB BJ, 671166 ICIL BJ

Policy Research for Development Alternatives (UBINIG)
UBINIG is the abbreviation of its Bengali name Unnayakan Bikalper Nitinirdharoni Gobeshona. It is a policy advocacy and research organization and at the same time, implements the ideas which come out of research works in the form of various programs and projects. The approach of UBINIG toward social processes of change is based on interrelated practices at two different level of operation: activities at the grass root level as a part and parcel of the community and the activities at the policy level to change the paradigm, agenda, content and direction of the mainstream policy that affects the lives of the people.
Address: 5/3 Barabo Mahanpur, Ring Road, Shaymoli, Dhaka, 1207, Bangladesh
Email: ubinig@citecho.net
Web: http://members.lycos.fr/ubinig/

Women for Women
Women for Women is a pioneer women's organization in Bangladesh that combines research with advocacy to advance and promote gender equity.
Address: 15 Green Square, Green Road, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh
President/Founder: Shamima Islam

United Club
Address: 247 Mirhazirbagh, P.O Gandaria, P.S. Demra, Dhaka, 1204, Bangladesh
Tel: 880-2 233873
Fax: 011 880 2 863357]

Foundation for Research on Educational Planning and Development (FREPD)
Address: 64/A Green Road, Dhaka, 1205, Bangladesh

Steps Towards Development (STD)
Steps Towards Development, created by a group of researchers, women activists and social workers, was born out of the need for an information and communication network to serve the local grassroots and (inter-)national development agencies. Its main goals are to contribute to the process of women's empowerment and to promote children's rights. STD has a research and resource centre, with a collection of 513 items. STD collects, produces, translates and disseminates information on women, children, the environment, and legal and human rights issues.
Contact Person: Shipra Bose
Address: 3/4 Block D Lalmatia, 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tel: 8802 813275
Fax: 8802 819774
Email: stepstd@bdonline.com

Bangladesh Women's Health Coalition (BWHC)
BWHC is a national NGO established in 1980 with a vision of equality of women in a just civil society. The organization is a pioneer in establishing a health service delivery model, where the community mother can access a wide range of health services for her and her children with informed voice and choice.
Address: 113 Igbal Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
Tel: 8802 811134
Fax: 8802 817969
Email: bwhc@bdonline.com
Web: www.bwhc.org

Centre for Analysis and Choice (CAC)
CAC is a research oriented organization that works with elected officials. The Women in Politics program offers political campaign training in structure, fundraising, media, and communication skills. CAC also houses the Asia/Pacific Women in Politics Network newsletter (APWIP).
Address: House 65, Road 6a, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
Tel: 8802 319919/815919
Fax: 8802 863016

BRAC Gender Resource Centre
BRAC is a non-profit development organization in the private sector. It has three core programs, Rural Development, a Health and Population Division and a Non Formal Primary Education Program. BRAC serves over 2 million village women and 1.2 million children. The BRAC Gender Resource Centre (GRC) was established in 1995 to cater to the information needs on gender and development of BRAC staff members. Over time, the resource centre extended its service to users outside of BRAC. The GRC is housed within the training division of BRAC. BRAC disseminates information through media campaigns using video, newsletters, and bulletin boards
Address: 75 Mohakhali 1212 Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tel: 8802 9881265
Fax: 8802 883542
Email: grcbrac@bdmail.net

Banchte Shekha
Banchte Shekha is a women's organization that conducts a variety of services intended to improve the quality of life of divorced, abandoned, or physically abused village women. Services include: legal counseling, legal aid, legal literacy training, rural credit, skills development in agriculture and handicrafts.
Address: Biman Bandar Sarak, Arabpur, Puratan Kashba, Jessore, Bangladesh

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA)
Bangladesh National Women Lawyer Association (BNWLA) has been organising awareness meetings in various parts of Bangladesh as a part of the awareness campaign. Awareness campaign against trafficking was conducted in addition to professional and vocational training. The emphasis was on disseminating information to the villagers. The lawyers of BNWLA provided training to 75 field workers of local organizations.
Address: 60/A Road # 16, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
Tel: 8802 8125866
Fax: 8802 8125866
Email: bnwla@bdonline.com

Nari Unnayan Shakti (NUS)
NUS is a non-government organization that aims to empower women through self-reliance and leadership development. It also aims to help in saving the environment for the next generation.
Executive Director: Afroja Parvin
Address: House # 35, Road # 4, Block E, Banashree, Rampura, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tel: + 880 82 70 253
Fax: + 880 2 7217033
Email: afrojnus@bdmail.net

Narigrantha Prabartana Feminist Bookstore
The first and only feminist publishing house in Bangladesh. It is also the only women-focused bookstore and a friendly place where women meet other women to discuss issues which concern them.
Address: 2/8 Sir Syed Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
Tel: 8802 318428
Fax: 8802 813065

Women Living Under Muslim Laws
Women Living Under Muslim Laws is an international solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam.
Address: 55 Inner Circular Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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BHUTAN

Bhutan Women and Children Organization (BWCO)
It is an independent not for profit, non-partisan and politically unaligned grassroots non-governmental organization. It was established in 1990 in exile by Bhutanese refugee women to organize themselves for protection, promotion and defense of women's rights and child rights and for advancement and empowerment of women in Bhutan.
Mailing address in exile:
GPO Box # 3485, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. No. 00977-1-529 106
Fax No. 00977-1-542 564
E-mail: rakesh@bwco.wlink.com.np
Web: www.geocities.com/bhutanwomen

National Women's Association of Bhutan
The National Women's Association of Bhutan is one of the only two non-governmental organization officially registered in Bhutan. The other one is the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature, an environmental protection agency. Both organizations, however, are heavily funded by the Bhutanese government.
Address: Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 379, Thimphu, Bhutan
Tel. Nos. (975) 232-2910
Fax: (975) 232-3732
Contact: HRH Ashi Sonam Choden Whangchuck
Web: http://www.nwabbhutan.org.bt/

Refugee Women and Children Welfare Society (RWCWS)
A Bhutanese Refugee Society working in exile. RWCWS works toward the protection of human rights and works for the realization of greater gender equality.
Email: rwcws1@yahoo.com

Bhutanese Refugee Women Forum
Email: brrrc@ccsl.com.np

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BRUNEI

Brunei Women Business Council
A
lmost 50% of the small and medium enterprises in Brunei are owned and/or run by women. In this backdrop, the BWBC was born in 1999. Its objectives are to unite and assist women on common interests and concerns; and to provide training and development.
Address: D'Anggerek Service Apartment, Kg Luagan Pulaie, Bandar Seri Begawan BB4313, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: (673)- 2 - 380 122
Fax: (673)- 2- 382 846
Email: admin@bruneiwbc.com

Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam
It acts as a national body in representing the views of all women in Brunei Darussalam. Its main aim is to enhance the status of women in all fields especially in education, economy, welfare, culture and social, specifically to improve and upgrade the status of women in all fields particularly in education, economy, welfare, social, cultural and community development.
Address: 12, Simpang 32-66-9, Jalan Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah, Bandar Seri Begawan, BB4313, Brunei
Tel:  673-340524
Fax: 673-340525
Web: www.womencouncil.org.bn

Social Affairs Services Unit, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
The government agency, which is the national focal point for the advancement of women in Brunei.
Address: Social Affairs Services Unit, Kampung Pulaie, Berakas 'A', BB 4310, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: 673-2-339087/339086
Fax: 673-2-339572