REO – stands for Research and Empowerment Organization. REO is a Non- profit Non Political human rights organization. Vision is to strengthen them and stretch among the community especially for those who are deprived of their fundamental rights by utilizing modern tools, communications. Racial discrimination and xenophobia in Bangladesh must be ended and any offender who has committed human rights abuse against women, humanity and others should be prosecuted.
- To protect human rights
- To provide legal aids for the victims
- To arrange scholarships for the poor students
- To ensure emergency support
- To donate blood and medical facilities
A few world renowned advisers and group of devotees sincere and qualified professionals and young university level students are united together to volunteer their services for the emancipation of the poorest of the poor and trodden people.
In order to achieve our vision with our functions the following plan of actions are adopted:
- To motivate young generation to understand human rights values and norms
- To build awareness about reality and human rights defenders
- To take up community development programs
- To support orphans, adolescents and socio-economic victims
- To strengthen our financial capacities.
REO has stared its Networking the Youth program from March 2017 and periodically it is increasing its activities one place to another places. The University level and college level students are taking part of the training. Now the extremism is threaten to the world peace and harmony and it is an vital issues in the world, Bangladesh is not exceptional. The government and law and order are doing according to their way. The youth is the main streamer and driven force of the nation, they will lead in the future.
However, among the youth, the female are more vulnerable in everywhere and specially in Bangladesh. Women and Girls are disproportionately affected by poverty and discrimination to every aspect in Bangladesh. Maximum women and girls are not allowed to make decisions about their household’s income or tradition and culture forbid them to leave their home. Women have big contribution to their family because they spend their maximum income to their family and educated female can give the healthier baby. So empowerment of women is the total sum of formula to realize the economic development as well as human rights too.
Source: Ain o Salish Kendra and REO‘s Own Data Bank
Women empowerment will change the social structures and better future for us, it can only be achieved when we include men and boys to realize that their sister or wives employment will benefit for their family. Gender equality and empowerment is the key factor to left out to violence and left out poverty. REO and our Global Partner GHRD- Global Human Rights Defence are more emphasized on the empowerment to the female rights and that might reduce the violence against women in Bangladesh.
The violence of women is increasing in Bangladesh. However, among the violation of women, the minorities’ affected more in Figure -01 shown the year 2016 the violence of minorities women are much more vulnerable the year 2016 to 2015. REO is working for the rape victims, in 2016, REO conducted 63 case studies and trying to help them to rescue from Trauma and social insult. REO provides medical and mental support to some extend helped them for studies also. However, REO is trying to engage the training facilities among the students to make them human rights defenders to protect the violation against the women. GHRD and REO jointly organized training sessions for the youth to increase the awareness building regards against violence and trying to social awareness among them that reduce the violence against women and generate the empowerment of women in Bangladesh.