Shamunnay is a dynamic non-profit organisation for research and development dedicated to advancing socio-economic research and development in Bangladesh. In our pledge towards sustainable development, the members of Shamunnay, each having a checkered background in the social sciences, are constantly striving to invigorate and enhance initiatives for socio-economic and cultural development through a concerted grass-roots approach. Shamunnay undertakes important activities aimed at attaining socio-economic development of women, children, poor and marginalised groups, vulnerable, physically and mentally challenged people through research, development, social movement, and advocacy. The purpose of Shamunnay is to be a catalyst for the innovative and indigenous approach of development, well being of the people or groups mentioned above through human approach. Shamunnay works in favor of people’s rights and socio-economic development, which in turn will facilitate a sustainable and equitable improvement of life. In the search for social justice, Shamunnay acts as a network of individuals and institutions (including grassroots movements, academia, policy-makers, progressive people and sector, women’s and children’s organizations, organizations working for disabled groups, government and international agencies) working at local and national levels.