Contact this organisation

House 124/1, Area: Ahamedbag, P/S: Sabujbag Dhaka-1214, Bangladesh
+880 1711 376 552

Thematic areas

Children and youth
Mediation & Dialogue
Peace education

Move Foundation, founded in 2013, is a youth-led organisation in Bangladesh. It works on social exclusion issues with Qawmi Madrasas (religious schools), supporting young people to create social and political change and counter radicalisation.

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Image credit: Move Foundation

Main activities

Move Foundation focuses on exercising peace in every aspect of social life and comprehensive schooling. It works with students from Qawmi madrasas, young urbanites and lawmakers.

Since its inception, it has worked on youth assignments to improve safety issues and counter fanaticism and bigotry from political and societal perspectives. It also inspires and guide citizens to work on safety priorities.

Move Foundation has had a significant impact on the Qawmi madrasa system, whose authorities agreed to review their education practice and alter the parochialism embedded in their system. It also works in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and UNDP to support young people working on various different peace and safety initiatives.

In November 2015, the Move Foundation, as part of the Stop Violence Coalition, participated in a four-day training event on Peace Foundations in Dhaka. Conducted by the Mennonite Central Committee (Canada), 16 Master Trainers from seven districts received the training, who will now work on peacebuilding in their respective communities. The second phase of the training, titled Conflict Transformation, will be held in January 2016, also in Dhaka.

MOVE Foundation has arranged a day-long workshop on ‘Extremism and Conflict Transformation’ on February 16, 2016 in Dhaka. The aim of the program intended for strengthening community youth leaders peace-building capacity. 5 local youth and student leaders and 5 qawmi madrasa teachers and religious leaders from ‘Kotwali Thana’ area in the old town of Dhaka city have participated in this interactive workshop and received certificate as “Community Peace MOVEr”. Four MOVE trainers and one additional superintendent of police from the Bangladesh Police Headquarters have conducted this workshop and talked about various tools of violent conflict resolution and peace-building. Representatives from different embassies, donor communities, journalists and security experts have observed the proceedings.

Learn more about the Move Foundation on: Dhaka Tribune (1) and Dhaka Tribune (2)

Watch the video of the workshop on ‘Extremism and Conflict Transformation’ held on February 16, 2016 in Dhaka. 

MOVE Foundation is participating in the prestigious “Peer 2 Peer: Global Challenge on Extremism 2017” – initiated jointly by the Facebook, the US State Department and the EdVenture Partners. It will conduct a campaign, both online and on-the-ground, titled REDcard with a slogan ‘Rise with Heroism, Stand against Extremism’ for creating awareness about extremism and its negative consequences among youths.

Watch out our Facebook pages:

https://www.facebook.com/REDcard.bd/

https://www.facebook.com/move.found/

CVE Report Launch & TRP Certificate Award Ceremony:

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Honourable guests, Mahbub-Ul-Alam Hanif, MP, Joint Secretary General of Bangladesh Awami League, H.E. Dr. Thomas Prinz, German Ambassador in Dhaka, Mufti Md. Fayezullah, Joint Secretary, Hefazat al Islam, Barrister Manzoor Hasan, OBE, Chair- UN Coalition Against Corruption (UNCAC), and Rashidul Hassan, VC – Exim Bank Agricultural University unveiled the ‘CVE in Bangladesh: Youth Perspective’ Report on September 28, 2016 in Dhaka.

Last updated: December 2017

Projects

CAP Program (Community Awakening and Peace-building Program)

This is a de-radicalization and civic education campaign for youths of different educational institutions and Qawmi Madrasas across the country. Cultural and educational intervention, dialogue, leadership and peace-building training, and community service by madrasa and social leaders are the key components of it. Through this program, MOVE intends to create an informed and responsible young citizenry with requisite skills needed to engage in collective action that engenders democratic governance, public accountability, political reconciliation, religious harmony and social transformation.