OKUP (Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program)
Published: 5 Oct 2016
Telephone: Telephone: +88 02 7553737
Cell: +88 01819 224308
Helpline: +88 01842 773300
Fax: Fax: +88 02 7553737
Street Address: 542, Mridha Plaza, South Dania, Dhaka-1236, Bangladesh
Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP) works to promote human rights based on the principles of substantive equality and non- discrimination. OKUP works as a voice for the promotion and protection of migrant rights in all stages of migration; pre-departure, post-arrival and during reintegration.
OKUP’s innovative projects include pre-departure information, post-arrival intervention and counselling for vulnerable migrants and refugees in cooperation with local organizations in destination countries. They also assist in return/repatriation and social reintegration through airport pick-ups, providing shelter, psychological counselling and legal and medical assistance. They facilitate economic reintegration through the investment of remittances for business venture and provide vocational training. OKUP empowers migrants, refugees and their families/communities through unity, capacity building and leadership.
OKUP has a respected position in migrant communities through peer outreach network. Over the years, OKUP has conducted substantial research and study in collaboration with CARAM Asia, UNDP and IOM.