NETZ Partnership for Development and Justice, in short NETZ, is a charitable and independent organisation registered in Germany and Bangladesh. Since 1979, full time employees, volunteers, individuals, supporter groups and enterprises have engaged in actions to end poverty in Bangladesh. Together with local partner organisations NETZ supports self-help for nutrition, education and human rights. Self-help capacities are strengthened, nutrition and health status improved, income generating activities and schools supported, women’s rights and access to the legal system demanded. Through all these actions, long lasting and far reaching structural changes are enabled.
Sustainable livelihood – NETZ struggles against hunger
32 million people in Bangladesh suffer from malnutrition. People supporting and working with NETZ do not accept this fate. Together with partner organisations, women from affected families and experts NETZ has developed a self-help concept that enables the poorest families to sustainably free themselves from this misery.
Primary education – NETZ supports the poorest children
In Bangladesh, about three million children between the age of six and ten do not go to school. More than half of all girls and boys do not complete their primary education. There are manifold reasons why children from poor families do not continue or do not even enrol at school. Furthermore, the quality of education in many formal primary schools is so poor that children hardly learn anything.
Human rights – NETZ stands up for the rights of the poorest in the villages
The protection of fundamental human rights is an integral part of the constitution of Bangladesh. In reality, however, there are large groups of people whose rights are systematically violated. These include landless people, women and minorities. The existing laws are not properly enforced and applied, and the legal framework needs improvement in many aspects. NETZ extends its support to leading human rights organisations in Bangladesh to ensure people become aware of their rights and strive for their enforcement. At the same time, NETZ is part of a network working towards improving the legal framework.
Disaster preparedness and response – NETZ promotes disaster coping capacities and provides sustainable support
Bangladesh is among the countries most affected by the consequences of climate change.
Please see our Annual Report for more information.
NETZ Partnership for Development and Justice
phone +49 (0) 6441 - 9 74 63–0
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The German Central Institute for Social Issues (“Deutsches Zentralinstitut für soziale Fragen”, DZI) reawarded its Seal of Approval which testifies the responsible use ofdonations received.