Ananya Kallyan Songathon Team

Ananya Kallyan Sangathon, Bangladesh

Ananya Kallyan Sangathon (AKS) is a national registered NGO with its headquarters in Bandarban, Bangladesh.

Ananya Kallyan Sangathon (AKS) is one of the pioneer organisation in Bandarban focusing on women’s rights. AKS is a woman led, woman managed, non-political development organisation that was established on May 2, 1997. AKS is a human rights based organisation with a holistic commitment to the marginalised and disadvantaged people from the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). The main aim of the organisation is to «establish and empower poor and vulnerable aborigine people, especially the women and children in the hill tribe societies». The mission of AKS is to make them aware, capable and self-reliant through capacity building. AKS works at grassroots level with disadvantaged communities. Its projects address Gender based violence (GBV; physical and structural) and other urgent social topics:

  • Legal support to victim children and women
  • CHT Indigenous woman rights in customary law
  • Project on innovative and sustainable rehabilitation and reintegration assistance to GBV-victims in the CHT
  • Violence against women - Training, Empowerment, Skill development and Networking Program
  • Promotion of Child Rights in the CHT
  • Hilly Women Ethnic Rights Promotion Project