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Female construction workers outside legal purview by Taskin Fahmina

Women break bricks. — pbase.com/bmcmorrow IN BANGLADESH, many women work in the male-dominant construction sector. These women are from the impoverished section of society and are employed at the lowest tier of the construction sector. They are often exploited, discriminated against at work as well as in their family and society, and their contributions are […]

March 11, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar’s Statement on the 7th March incidents of sexual harassment against women

Odhikar deeply condemns the reported disgraceful incidents of sexual harassment of a number of women in different streets of Dhaka City allegedly by the ruling party activists, the day before International Women’s Day. It was reported that the attackers chanted the slogan ‘Joy Bangla’ from the procession while they sexually molested women and obstructed the […]

March 10, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Press Release: Odhikar commemorates International Women’s Day 2018

To commemorate International Women’s day, Odhikar organised a discussion meeting at its office on 8 March 2018. Odhikar expressed its concern that violence against women is increasing alarmingly in this country, which has a detrimental effect on women’s human rights and political participation. On this day, Odhikar expresses solidarity with all the female family members […]

March 8, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

অধিকার এর বিবৃতি: ভারতীয় সীমান্তরক্ষী বাহিনী বিএসএফ’র হাতে কিশোরী ফেলানী হত্যার সাতবছর

৭ জানুয়ারি ভারতীয় সীমান্তরক্ষী বাহিনী বিএসএফ’র হাতে বাংলাদেশী কিশোরী ফেলানী হত্যার সাতবছর। ২০১১ সালের এই দিন ভারতীয় সীমান্ত রক্ষী বাহিনী বিএসএফ’র সদস্যরা বাংলাদেশ ভারত-সীমান্তে কিশোরী ফেলানী খাতুনকে গুলি করে হত্যা করে এবং তার লাশ সীমান্তের কাঁটাতারে ঝুলতে থাকে। কিন্তু আজও ফেলানী হত্যার সঙ্গে জড়িত বিএসএফ সদস্য অমিয় ঘোষ এবং নির্দেশদাতা তার উদ্ধতন কর্মকর্তার কোনো শাস্তি […]

January 6, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar’s Statement: Seven years since the killing of Felani by India’s Border Security Force

Seven years have passed since adolescent Felani was killed. On January 7, 2011, members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead Felani Khatun, as she was crossing the India-Bangladesh border into Bangladesh. Her body was left hanging from the barbed wire fence of the border. To date, BSF member Amiya Ghosh, who was […]

January 6, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

AFAD Holds Congress in Sri Lanka, Scores Asian Governments’ Tepid Response to Enforced Disappearance

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) concluded its 5-day Congress in Sri Lanka with a stronger resolve to address enforced disappearance in the region at its roots. The federation denounces governments’ outright denial, apathy, slow, or absence of response to thousands of enforced disappearances. AFAD 6th Congress Statement(full text in English, PDF)

December 19, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed