Jago Nari Unnayon Sangstha (JNUS) was established in January 2010 in Cox's Bazar as a non-profit, independent organization. It is a women-led Non Governmental Organization (NGO). The prime focus of this organization is to promote gender equity and women empowerment in society. JUNS believes that women empowerment is the bedrock to promote sustainable development in Bangladesh. It offers a common platform for the government officials, development partners, representatives of civil society, members of media, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss on a range of subjects including Gender Equity and Women Empowerment, Health, Education, Capacity Building of the Youth, Child Rights and Community Development issues. It has a strong advocacy network, training capacity and ability to produce quality policy papers and documents. It also enjoys high level of reputation as a credible local NGO in Cox's Bazar. It has already developed an excellent institutional network with the key stakeholders at all levels and professional capacity to implement any tasks assigned by the government and the development partners.
Bangladesh has become a signatory of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1984 and subsequently ratified the Optional Protocol on CEDAW in 2000. Bangladesh is also a signatory to the Beijing Declaration and endorsed its Platform for Action (PFA). Likewise, the Constitution of Bangladesh ensures equal rights to all citizens and prohibits discrimination and inequality on the basis of sex, race, color, faith and identity. Bangladesh has further endorsed National Youth Policy (2003), National Women Development Policy 2011 and National Children Policy 2011 in the light of a number of UN legal instruments regarding youth empowerment and child rights. JNUS is committed to help the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in promoting women and youth empowerment through its community development activities.
To build a society where the women, children and the youth will lead their lives in a just and democratic environment.
To promote human rights, justice and democratic values in community.
Respect for Diversity, Pluralism, Tolerance, and believe in Gender equality.
It aspires for a society free from exploitation, deprivation, oppression, malnutrition, domination, starvation, where every individual will be able to get equal and rightful shares of the resources. It also desires to ensure human rights, social security, justice, human dignity and democratic values in society in order to promote gender equality.
a) Empowering women and youth through capacity building and skills development programmes;
b) Ensuring the rights of children and women;
c) Promoting child and adult education;
d) Preserving natural resources and environment,
e) Improving health and nutrition status of the women and children;
f) Enhancing equity in gender relations;
g) Supporting handicrafts and cottage industries at the local level ;
JNUS believes in a non-directive, bottom-up, participatory and community based approaches and acts as a catalyst with its beneficiaries. JNUS always emphasises on training for capacity building, promotion of awareness by undertaking motivational activities and encourages the optimum utilization of local resources through need based problem solving initiaitves. It also undertakes joint venture projects in collaboration with the development partners and civil society organizations for the development of the population.
The aim of this organisation is to include the poor, marginalized and vulnerable people including children, women and the youth with its development activities. These people are basically the victims of exploitation, deprivation, malnutrition and other diseases. JNUS, hence, has a special focus on children, women and youth.
Major donors and partners of JNUS are USAID, Management System International (MSI), National Endow-ment for Democracy (NED), WOMEN, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), Laudes Foundation, BRAC, BLAST, Ain Shalish Kendra (ASK), ITED, IPSA, Nari Pakkha, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Bangladesh Enter-prises Institute (BEI), Research Initia-tive Bangladesh (RIB), MJF, etc.
Address 1 - East Merungloa, Chowmuhani, Ramu Upazila, Cox's Bazar
Address 2 - JNUS Bhaban, Opposite of Ramu College, Ramu Upazila, Cox's Bazar