Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) is a voluntary based non-government, mass women’s organization committed to achieve women’s human rights, women’s empowerment, and gender equality. BMP started its journey in 1970 with the initiative of poet Sufia Kamal, a legendary figure in the struggle of women’s emancipation and freedom of all men and women in the society and state.
The organization stands on a strong foundation of the core principle of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), that is “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. Organization also upholds the principles of the Constitution of Bangladesh, these are “non-discrimination, human rights, and justice”. BMP believes that women’s human rights will be ensured through establishing democratic, secular, equity-based humanitarian society and state.
Establish a non-communal, democratic, equity-based, rational, humanitarian society and state.
Establish substantive equality between women and men by facilitating changes in long nurtured patriarchal social norms, customs, rules and practices that discriminate women and girls.
Emancipation of women by establishing gender equality within family, community, and in a non-communal and democratic state where government functions transparently, adheres to rule of law and is accountable to people.