Nari Uddug Kendra (NUK, is a gender and human rights focused non-government national women’s led organization mandated to promote gender equality, human rights and personal and political empowerment of women and girls in Bangladesh. The organization was established in 1991 and this year is going to celebrating its twentieth anniversary. NUK’s long-term vision is to enhance leadership and empowerment of women and girls to achieve their rights and equality individually and collectively through education, networking and advocacy with state and market.
NUK’s development goal is to support women’s leadership and representation in the family, society, educations institutes, workplace and national level with sufficient critical mass to affect social norms and programmes in favour of women and girls. NUK’s interventions strategy is to mobilize women and agent of change and respective development institutions through human skill and capacity development toward institutionalizing gender and human rights in the development process.
NUK’s target groups includes young and adolescents girls, women working in the garments industries, sexually and physically assaulted girls and women, trade union leaders, girls students of secondary schools, drop outs and non-school going girls, CSOs, CBOs leaders, local women NGOs leaders, elected women representatives and representatives of political parties, forced marriage victims, trans gender and other sexual minority. NUK’s targeted stakeholders are police, Journalists and the relevant government agencies and ministries. NUK’s working area coverage is all over the Bangladesh through its nationwide networking with the Local Women’s NGOs, elected Women Representatives of Local government institutions and the workers and the trade unions of RMG sectors, adolescent’s student of the secondary schools in Bangladesh. Total staff engaged in NUK is 189. All senior management positions and NUK’s all board are hold by women.