Organization's name: Democracywatch
Organization's acronym: DW
Headquarters address  
Address: 15 Eskaton Garden Road
Dhaka - 1000
Phone: +88029344225, +88029344226
Fax: 88029330405
Web site:
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • Bengali
  • English


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Climate Change
  • Development
  • Environment
  • Governance
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Justice
  • Violence
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Men and boys
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Policy advice
  • Research
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Violence against women
  • Women and the economy
  • Women in power and decision-making

Public Administration:
  • Governance and Public Administration
  • Public Financial Management
  • Public Service and Management Innovation

Social Development:
  • Disabled persons
  • Employment
  • Indigenous issues
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Youth

Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Disaster management and vulnerability
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Information for decision-making and participation
  • Rural Development
  • Sanitation
  • Technology
  • Waste Management
Geographic scope: National
Country of activity:
  • Bangladesh
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1995
Year of registration (YYYY): 1997
Organizational structure: DW is a woman headed organization governed by an Executive Committee. DW has a seven members’ Board of Governors. The Executive Director is the ex-officio member secretary of the Board of Governors and has overall responsibility in running the organization. The Board of Governors is elected from the 20-member general body. Its financial management is in accordance with internationally accepted financial principles and standards. DW has been maintaining a pleasant, friendly and gender safe environment as almost one third of DW staff are women. The employees of the organization are young, energetic, motivated and innovative in program designing and implementing. Currently 120 skilled personnel are working in DW of which 32 are female. 2 interns and 30 volunteers of which 20 are female are also assisting the program team. DW is a forward looking organization with all modern equipment and office set up with training centre and accommodation facilities. Apart from Head Office in Dhaka, DW also has district offices in Jessore, Narail, Magura, Nilphamari, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Sirajgonj, Pabna, Tangail, Kishoreganj and two in Mymensingh.
Number and type of members: 20 general body members.
Affiliation with NGO networks: Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors (GNDEM)
Funding structure:
  • Fees for education and training services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
Funding structure other: Donation (Local and Foreign) 92.5%, Own Source 7.5%

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