Association for realization of Basic Needs-ARBAN, a Non Govt. Development Organization, concerned with fundamental rights and the basic needs of the people, was founded on 18th February 1984. ARBAN believes that all development projects and programmes designed and implemented by the Government, NGOs, International Organizations, UN bodies and others should be directed towards the fulfillment of the basic needs and fundamental rights of the people who live in perpetual poverty, famine, malnutrition, disease, deprivation, indebtedness, injustice and exploitations.
ARBAN envisions a just society based on social justice, human dignity, equity, equality, democratic and secular values free from exploitation, poverty, disparities, misrule, corruption, and gender inequalities leading to freedom and emancipation of disadvantaged powerless people irrespective of caste, creed, and religious beliefs.
ARBAN is committed to work with the disadvantaged and powerless people for their socio-economic, cultural, and political empowerment by promoting and practicing democratic values and participatory process at all levels to the realization of the basic needs and environmentally sustainable development, establishment of fundamental human rights and equity and equality of women and men in the society.
ARBAN will dedicate its resources for the empowerment and emancipation of the disadvantaged women, men, adolescents and children by raising their critical consciousness, releasing their creative potentials and building people’s organization to improve their socio-economic status enabling establishment of genuine democracy and good governance.
The broad objective of ARBAN is to arouse and advance awareness and awakening of the poor and powerless people on socio-economic, political, human, women and children’s rights, health, ecology, environment, peace, democracy, governance, and consumer’s issues through dialogical process leading to collective actions for their self-determination.