About MLAA

Since 1978 Madaripur Legal Aid Association (MLAA) has developed sustainable programs that address the greatest challenges with formal and informal justice system in Bangladesh. Read More...

Message from Secretary

Our mission is to establish a society based on equal rights. Access to justice for all is the corner stone. At the outset our primary approach was free legal representation of our clients in the formal courts of law. But we learnt that court is not a place for the poor, particularly women. Not only they are deprive of justice they seek, they eventually end up out of the frying pan to the fire. To overcome this situation, we looked again at our own indigenous form of dispute resolution: ‘Shalish’. Shalish means ‘mediation’ though with certain modifications of the process.Read more...

Training and Resource Center

An organization is known for its quality of services that are being provided to target groups. But quality and effectiveness of services depend largely upon efficiency of service providers of different levels. In fact, good products that organization sell is a gift of skill and knowledge. Needless to say that skill and knowledge do not occur automatically. For that effective orientation is essential. That is where training and learning from the field experience come into play. As such, MLAA considers trainings so important for its staff members and various target groups. Thus, training services is a major component of MLAA’s programme.   As a result of which Training and Resource Centre (TARC) has been established in the year 1993. Read more....