Established in 2002 and previously known, as the Bureau for Reconstruction and Development, the Bureau for Rights-Based Development (BRD) is a registered Afghan non-profit, non-governmental organization, mandated to promote rights-based development for a strong, viable, and pluralistic society in Afghanistan. The human rights-based approach to poverty eradication and development lies at the very heart of BRD’s work. BRD’s approach to poverty eradication starts with the connection between poverty and human rights, from the perspective of people living in poverty. As a development organization, BRD understands needs as the basis for claiming human rights, and supports marginalized people in their efforts to claim their rights. BRD aims to encourage and support beneficiaries to switch from a passive role to an active role of right holders, taking responsibility for their own development.
BRD’s vision is of an Afghanistan where the entire population lives with improved livelihood, social justice, integrity and prosperity. Where human rights and rights of women are recognized, upheld, and respected. Where citizens have an active role in determining the values, direction, and governance of their communities and country, for the benefit of all.
To create an environment in which men and women are able to improve their standards of living through equitable and sustainable use of resources, with special attention to the vulnerable groups of the society, such women and children and minorities.
Strategic Objective 2018-2021 Strategic Plan: Strengthened respect for human rights; Enhanced democratic governance; Improved livelihood and protection of vulnerable groups; Ensure that BRD is an efficient, effective, relevant, transparent and sustainable organization.
BRD is committed to delivering quality services to its target group based on their needs, to continuous improvement and innovations, and to effective collaboration with our stakeholders and society at large for positive and sustainable change.
We conduct ourselves at all times in a manner that is ethical, legal, and professional, with the highest degree of honesty, respect and fairness.
We promote openness and transparency in our operations, ensuring that we are accountable for our actions at all times.
Regardless of gender, caste, religion, language, or ethnic considerations, BRD treats all segments of society without prejudice.
We are impartial in our actions. The delivery of our services is based on the needs of our target groups, without consideration of nationality, race, religion, or political point
Aiming to among others for BRD staff members to show pride in their daily work and persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
Bureau for Rights Based Development (BRD)-Sverige is non-political, non-religious, non-profit organisation registered as Swedish Branch of BRD in December 2018 in Sweden.The purpose and set objectives for BRD Sweden are as fallows;
Raise awareness on increase knowledge on the situation of human rights and development in Afghanistan and advocate for improvement to gather with the key stakeholders and key actors within Sweden and EU at large;
Engage in policy advocacy and lobbying on issue related to human rights and development in Afghanistan, afghan refugees and migrants to gather with other stakeholders and key actors in Sweden;
Identify mobilize Afghan diaspora in Sweden and facilitate their active engagement in issue related to peace, human rights and development in Afghanistan as well as raise awareness and disseminate information on the culture and values of Afghan society
Fundraising from individual, companies and institutional donors in Sweden for to support BRD activities in Afghanistan and Sweden;
The association’s highest decision-making body is the general meeting, where all members have the right to vote in accordance with the statutes. The board of directors is elected by the annual general meeting and shall implement the resolution of the meeting. The Board of Directors shall also monitor compliance with statutes and legal requirements. Within the framework of the statutes and the business plan, the board of directors makes decisions, both on matters of a policy nature and on current issues. The board of directors, shall also coordinate programme activities, and otherwise administer the association’s activities.BRD all active members, which means members who participate in any active group, on the board or are otherwise elected. The active groups have their own responsibility, for their activities and to comply with the agreed procedures. The association has governing documents, in the form of statutes, policies and business plans that set the framework for the association’s activities. The association also has supporting documents such as checklists, contact lists, etc, that will make it easier for those working within the association to act. The documents shall also make it easier, for members of the board to enter their roles.