VOICE is a rights-based, activist organization working mainly on the issues of food sovereignty, aid effectiveness, economic justice, and the right to information and communication, both in Bangladesh and on a global scale. By building a broader constituency of alternative voices to the ‘mainstream development discourse’ through research and public education, VOICE is taking a stand against unjust and undemocratic practices.
VOICE works on issues such as the role of International Financial Institutions (IFIs), WTO and TNCs, aid conditions, food sovereignty, media & communication rights, information and communication technologies (ICTs), governance and human rights, policy research and advocacy etc, both at the local and national levels.VOICE has been registered under the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Bangladesh.
VOICE works through a number of strategies to achieve its goals.
They strive to:
Work primarily for the empowerment of the powerless, disadvantaged and marginalized groups, and facilitate the promotion of the people's governance, of human rights, and of the environment.
Work in partnership with activists and citizen groups like NGOs and CSOs to build their capacity to implementing activities related to their mission and objectives.
iii. Emphasize activities related to policy actions both at the micro and macro levels to promote democratic participation
Act as the watchdog of development on a global level by critically analyzing the role of global powers.
Work strategically to rid our society of injustices and inequalities, and examine governance and right-based issues.
Organize cultural and educational activities and publications for both promoting and preserving indigenous knowledge, tradition and heritage.