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Community Organizations Manusher Jonno Foundation
Manusher Jonno Foundation
Manusher Jonno Foundation
Non Governmental organization
Phone number


House 22, Road 04, Block F Banani
Working languages

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is one of the largest national grant making organisations in Bangladesh disbursing funds and capacity building support for human rights and governance work within the country. With massive experiences of handling partnership with more than two hundred PNGOs for the last 17 years, MJF has been striving to build capacities of poor and marginalised people in Bangladesh to demand basic services and raise voice against rights violation. MJF also works with public institutions to ensure their responsiveness towards marginalised people. Policy advocacy is another feature of MJF’s work and it has been directly involved in some of the most progressive and pro-poor laws and policies enacted over the last 10 years in Bangladesh.

Established in 2002 as a non-government and non-profit organisation, MJF is dedicated to mainstreaming gender and disability in its operation within the country in terms of participation, capacity and programmatic focus.

MJF programmes are conceptually and strategically consistent with the relevant provisions of the Constitution of Bangladesh, as well as Perspective Plan 2011-2021: Making Vision 2021 a Reality; the National Integrity Strategy (2012); the Seventh Five Year Plan (2016-2020); and the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. To that extent MJF considers itself a partner of the Government and other stakeholders working to ensure human rights and promote good governance.

MJF enjoys consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2017.



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Creating Opportunities for the Poor and Excluded in Bangladesh (COPE)


The programme aims to work with the most poor and marginalised people in Bangladesh to make them aware of their rights, and provide advice, advocacy support and organisation to claim those rights in practice. The programme empowers the poor and socially excluded, with a particular focus on women and girls, by enabling them to access to basic public services and productive assets to participate in economic development. This includes enforcing land and property rights.