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About Us



ACD, a non government organization has been implementing its programs by an integrated approach in view of establishing the rights of the grassroots women and children and promotion of social justice through developing community care support mechanisms. ACD has evolved as a pioneering organization to holistically address the issue of trafficking in persons, particularly for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation and addresses gender injustice and violence against women and children.


Year of Establishment: 1989


Vision: An equity-based democratic and sustainable society which provides human rights, mainstream gender equality, ensure social justice, good governance and sustainable development.


Goal: To achieve the rights of people, especially the disadvantaged and vulnerable women, adolescent and children at grassroots levels through improving their socio-economic, political and cultural status, ensuring social justice and good governance.



Establish the rights of grassroots people through community support mechanism

Build and strengthen capacity of the community based organisations at village level

Organize local cultural organization for human rights education through cultural performance

Ensure access to social justice for rural women especially ethnic minorities

Develop institutional capacity in establishing good governance and accountability of local government

Strengthen advocacy and campaign against human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children/prostitution and prevention of STD/HIV/AIDS

Provide psychosocial care and support to violence victim women and children through institutional care and support

Mobilization and awareness with communities in creation of community safety net

Promote community management to initiate economic, social and cultural activities for sustainable development

Sectoral Approach:  Human Rights Sector, Child Rights Sector and Sustainable Development Sector

Major Focus Programme Areas

Gender and social justice

Women’s empowerment and participation

Strengthening community based organizations to develop community movement to combat violence against women

Protection, care and support for the victims of abuse, exploitation, trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children

Rescue, prosecution, repatriation and rehabilitation of trafficked victims

Education for all

Like skill and capacity building

Working together with men and boys to combat gender based violence

Promotion of youth friendly health services

Income generating initiatives for rural women and adolescents

Advocacy, lobbying and networking

Sustainable development