LIST OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
WHAT ARE NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS?
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are typically nonprofit entities that act independent of governmental influence (although they may receive government funding); many of them are active in humanitarianism or social sciences. NGOs further the social goals of their members (or founders): improving the natural environment, encouraging the observance of human rights, improving the welfare of the disadvantaged, or representing a corporate agenda.
Many global, international and local NGOs are present in Guyana, and they are key actors in the development of the Guyanese society and the observance and protection of Human Rights in the country. In todays' social context, NGOs have a prominent role in the protection, assistance and integration of migrants from diverse nationalities to the Guyanese society.
The Migrants Hub is an initiative of migrants, for migrants, and we know the importance of knowing where and how we can get the assistance we need. That's why we offer you a list of NGOs that exist within this country and are advocates for migrant voices.
Voices GY has emerged as one of Guyana’s leading civil society organizations in the areas of cultural integration, linguistic diversity and human rights.
They support migrants through a variety of projects that are mainly focused on their livelihood.
International Organization for Migration
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a United Nations agency that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
"UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country"
They are dedicated to support the Child Protection System in Guyana, as well as the children and families affected by trauma. However, this organization also assists migrants with therapy, emergency shelter, translations, and many other services.
"The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives. HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity."
Catholic Charities Guyana has an specific program completely dedicated to migrants. They provide information, orientation, documentation, integration and humanitarian aid completely free to those in need.
The Society Against Sexual Discrimination is committed to ending all forms of homophobia in Guyana. They advocate for the human rights and well being of marginalized minorities, and they have also extended their kindness to migrants members of the LGBTQ community
Help and Shelter
Help and Shelter's mission is to is to work towards the elimination of violence in all its forms. They advocate for victims rights, and provide shelter for all victims of violence. This organization also provides counselling for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.
The Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association is the leading provider of sexual and reproductive health care and family planning services in Guyana.
Services include contraceptives, pregnancy tests, gynecological care, pap smears, screening and counseling for gender-based violence, and HIV and STI testing and treatment.