Legal Empowerment Approach Through Community Paralegal

The Council of Minorities is a human rights organization that works for establishing the rights of different minority communities in Bangladesh. Since 2013, the organization has been working for promoting the rights of the Urdu-Speaking people living in various camps spread around the districts of Bangladesh. For establishing legal rights, it has been working for creating awareness among the camp dwellers regarding their birth certificates, death certificates, passports, trade licences, national identity cards, commissioner certificates, bank accounts, general diaries in Thana etc. as well as helping them for obtaining these services. In addition, it has been distributing winter warmers and educational materials every year among minority students. In order to connect the minority youth with mainstream society, the Council of Minorities organizes a youth summit every year.