Manusher Jonno Foundation(MJF)

USS started development journey 1997 at Sadar Upazila of Nilphamari District. Till 2003 the
period was to gather experience without much well defined strategy. In 2003 USS defined the
goal and objectives of the organization in specific term and undertakes PAR (Participatory
Action Research) as main approach to work with poor and marginalized people in the area. USS
envisions a democratic society free of poverty and inequality where all the people are enjoying
freedom, self-reliant, confident and contributing to the development of country and nation as a
citizen with democratic values.

USS was started journey with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) through implementing
Development Initiative to Promote Transforming of Youth (DIPTYO) project at Nilphamari
sader upazila in 2013. The project duration was 1 st November’2013 to last December’2016.
There were 400 right holders under 20 groups. 360 youth women and 40 youth male among
mention right holders.
Working areas: Laxmichap, Dubachuri, Darihara and Akashkuri village under Laxmichap
union and Bamandanga, Vabonkuri, Kholishapocha, Kishamotkanaikata, Araji Itakhola,
Ghandaskanaikata, Palashbari & Notkhana village under Palashbari union of Nilphamari sader
upazila of Nilphamari district.
Objectives of the project:
ï‚· To enhance the awareness on human rights of the youth (women and men).
ï‚· To develop skill for improving their socio economic status through income generating
activities of the youth.
ï‚· To develop the capacity to run development projects more effectively and efficiently.


USS is implementing Gender Equality through Peoples Initiative (GEPI) project at Khokshabari, Palashbari & Gorgram union under Nilphamari sader upazila of Nilphamari district from January’2019 and the project will be continued up to December’2021. There are 48 women group, 24 girls & boys mix group and 24 men group. Total right holder 2400 among them women, girls, boys and men are 1200, 360, 600 & 240 respectively.

Goal of the project: To eliminate violence against women and girls through gender equality.

Objective of the project:

  • Increased community acceptance that violence against women and girls is a violation of human rights.
  • Leadership ability and participation in the economic, political and social activities of women and girls has increased.
  • Women has economically empowered and gained life skills that lead to protecting gender discrimination and violence.
  • Right holders capacity has enhanced to advocate their rights and against discrimination.
  • Duty bearers have sensitized on gender equality and positive gender norms have promoted towards women and girls rights and dignity.

Project Name: Development Initiative to Promote Youth and Adolescent (DIPTYWO)

Working Areas: Nilphamari Sador.

Project Name: Gender Equality through Peoples Initiative

Working Areas: Palashbari, Khokshabari and Gorgram union of Nilphamari sader upazila