About AMADER AIN
AMADER AIN is a national Human Rights Defenders & Legal Aid Support Project of SKYTOUCH SOCITEY, established in 2012. Initially focused on providing free legal services to the disenfranchised in Bangladesh, its aims and activities have developed over eight years to encompass investigation, advocacy, media campaigning, documentation, training and action research in addition to its core activities of legal services & human rights activists (including legal aid, mediation and public interest litigation).
Legal Status: AMADER AIN is a Project of SKYTOUCH SOCIETY, It was registered as a society with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms, under the Societies Registration Act 1860 on February 12, 2012. Reg. No. S-11368.
Goal: To establish the rule of law based on the principles of equality, democracy, Ruman Rights Defenders, justice and gender equity.
Strategies: AMADER AIN seeks to promote and protect human rights through 17 Units which promote human rights awareness; offer legal aid for mediation, litigation and public interest litigation; investigate and document human rights violations; conduct research into the human rights situation and advocate for law and policy reform to protect human rights criteria; and disseminate information through the media and its own publications. It also offers counseling for victims of human rights violations.
Approach: AMADER AIN has no political affiliations and takes a non-partisan approach to its activities, which aim to contribute to establishing the rule of law based on principles of democracy, human rights, justice and equality.
Resources: While primarily supported with funds from several donor organizations, AMADER AIN also raises its own funds through training, sale of its publications and services, as well as through replication of its programmes by or through partner non-government organizations and government agencies.
Regional Activities: AMADER AIN is an active member of several regional or international human rights forum, in particular the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia), the Asia Pacific Forum for Women, Law and Development (APWLD), the International Women’s Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP), the South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR), and Women Living under Muslim Laws (WLUML).