IPER believes that all development must be based on the principle of Human Rights. But unfortunately the rights are more known when they are violated. IPER thus tries to follow the principle of Rights in all its projects.
The areas are:
The Niwano Peace Foundation Project on capacity building of women initiated the programme of ensuring the legal, social and human rights of the women that IPER works with. IPER continues the work on protecting the rights of the women by facilitating their social rights and legal rights. This is done by
As the primary focus of IPER is children and their well being Child Rights are the basis of all the activities undertaken by IPER.
The Right to Survival is taken care of by arranging for immunisation, health care, nutritional supplementation and arranging for the Birth certificate for every child.
The Right to Development is addressed through the educational programme of the under privileged. IPER reaches out to by taking education to the door step of the child through the Community Learning Centres - the CLCs set up in the midst of the slum communities. Children attending formal schools get guidance in their learning efforts through the Group Guidance Sessions run after school hours. The talent development programme too aims at identifying the latent talents of all children and provide scope for their development. Classes on dance, music, recitation, and painting along with creative work of different type are given opportunities of expression.
The Right to Protection is ensured through ChildLine -a help line for children in crisis and the project under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme. The Open Shelter for high-risk girls and the three Contact Centres are run to identify cases of child abuse and to intervene where such abuses are detected.
Finally the Right to Participation is actualised by several Programme to make the children attending IPER aware of their rights and empower them to get their rights. IPER has also published a Primer on Child Rights in English as well as in Bengali for the use of children.