Association of Voluntary Actions for Society (AVAS), in 1998 has been incepted as a not for profit, non political and community based voluntary organisation. Soon, AVAS has been registered with the Department of Social Welfare, NGO Affairs Bureau, Jubo Unnayan Adhidaptar (Department of Youth Development) & Women Affairs Bureau. The Head Office of the organisation has been established in Barisal, the south most divisional town of Bangladesh.
Though, initially AVAS was set up to ensure Women’s right & Leadership, at present the organization is conducting the activities like Safe Water Supply & Sanitation, Preserving Rights for Women & Children, Legal Aid Support and Education, Literacy Education for the Underprivileged, Reproductive Health Education for Adolescents, HIV/AIDS and STI Prevention, Preserving Civic, Human & Child Rights, Combating Violence Against Women & Children, Strengthening Local Government Institutions etc. At present AVAS is being counted as the reputed, accountable and sincere organization in Barisal region.
AVAS is working with the marginalized, pro poor, handicapped, socially excluded and deprived people to establish their livelihood rights, gender equality and dignity through participatory and sharing way.
Contact: Ms. Rahima Sultana Kazal
AVAS Bhaban, Amirkutir Lane
Alekanda, Barisal-8200, Bangladesh