The Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) was established in 1993 dedicated to providing free legal services for the poor, with a Board of Trustees including eminent jurists, lawyers, professionals, and former judges of the Bangladesh Supreme Court.

OUR REACH

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Public Interest Litigation

BLAST seeks to reach out to this section of society, raising their awareness and understanding of available rights, remedies and services, and seeking to ensure greater responsiveness to their needs from within the justice system.

CAMPAIGNS

Rape Law Reform Now

Despite increasing reports of rape in the media, conviction rates remain low and rapists continue to enjoy impunity. The vast majority of rape victims and survivors are thus precluded from seeking justice, including the discrimination inherent in the existing rape laws and their application.

End Domestic Violence

BLAST is one of the largest legal services organisation in Bangladesh and has been providing free legal services for the poor since in 1993.

Preventing Child Marriage

BLAST’s innovation, SafePlus, empowers youth groups to tackle early child marriage by providing leadership, negotiation and legal training, supervised and delivered by experienced paralegals.