GITAF believes in the necessity of more affordable and accessible systems of justice than that inherent in Bangladesh’s existing formal court and judicial systems. The lack of awareness among poor people of their civil rights compounds the issue. GITAF thus strives to see an increase in administrative participation and stronger representative structures at the grassroots level, giving poor people improved access to justice and other social services irrespective of gender or social class.​


Women remain among the most vulnerable and disempowered groups in Bangladesh. Cultural practices such as early marriage, polygamy, dowry, female seclusion, and arbitrary (oral) divorce contribute to women’s subordinate status; while religion has been used to sanction these practices. Lack of awareness of their rights coupled with deeply rooted gender inequalities seriously constrains women’s access to appropriate, gender-sensitive justice. GITAF thus works to empower women and promote their effective participation in Shalish procedures and other community decision-making processes and activities. ​


GITAF has been working with working mothers’ children and school drop-out working and street children since 2013 through providing service delivery programme – informal education and skill development training – by offering day-care and drop-in centre facilities in Dhaka city. Through research study, GITAF found that if the children of underprivileged female workers particularly garment workers are provided day-care facilities, their family wellbeing improve significantly.


Local governance remains the core of development of the country as well as strengthening democracy as the grassroots people directly connected with it. If the local governance functions effectively ultimately people will get better access to government services as well their effective participation in the governance mechanism. GITAF emphasizes in strengthening local governance through ensuring peoples’ participation there as well as increasing capacity of the elected representatives of the local government.


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