GITAF aims to promote rights, cultural diversity and improve the quality of life of the most excluded and marginalized communities of Bangladesh, including Dalits and indigenous peoples. Around 6.5 milions of Dalit peoples in Bangladesh are facing discrimination in all aspects of life though they have a significant role in the country’s economic, environment and social development. Along state’s recognition of their identity, this community lacks basic provisions like food, water, shelter and education. GITAF supports Dalit led CSOs and individuals to their struggle and movement for realizing their rights and entitlements.GITAF helped organizing a national platform of Dalit led CSOs – Bangladesh Dalit and Excluded Rights Movement (BDERM), for collective movement for the rights across the country. GITAF also helped BDERM to gain international recognition and support to their cause as well as advocacy at UN level. GITAF also has specific intervention for the rights of other marginalized community like Indigenous Peoples of the plain land and Linguistic Minority.

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এক নজরে খুলনা জেলার বটিয়াঘাটা ও দাকোপ উপজেলায় সবমোট ১২টি ইউনিয়ন ও ১টি পৌরসভার ৩২টি ওয়ার্ড, ৪৬ টি গ্রাম-এ জনসংখ্যা মোট-১৬,৫৯৮ দলিত জনসংখ্যা মোট- ১২,৬৯৭ নারী-৬,৩৭৫ পুরুষ- ৬,৩২২ জন।
বটিয়াঘাটার ২৩৫.৩২ বর্গ কিলোমিটার
দাকোপ আয়তন-৯৯১.৯৮ বর্গ কিলোমিটার