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BANGLADESH: Stop Repression on Human Rights Defenders! Odhikar’s Statement on Human Rights Day

Today is 10 December, universally recognised as International Human Rights Day. The day is observed every year on 10 December worldwide after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights! Many of […]

December 10, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

বখাটেপনা ও নারীর পরিস্থিতি

বাংলাদেশের ইতিহাসে বখাটেদের দ্বারা নিপীড়ন এবং যৌন হয়রানি আজকের ঘটনা নয়। এর বিরুদ্ধে জোরালোভাবে সমন্বিত সামাজিক আন্দোলন ও প্রতিরোধ গড়ে না ওঠায় বর্তমান পরিস্থিতি ভয়াবহ হয়ে উঠেছে। গত কয়েক বছরে বখাটেদের আক্রমণে অনেক মেয়েই খুন হয়েছেন- আত্মহত্যা করেছেন, এসিড সন্ত্রাস, যৌন হয়রানি, আহত ও লাঞ্ছনার শিকার হয়েছেন। বখাটেরা অনেক মেয়েদের এসিড মারা, ধর্ষণ, অপহরণ, লাঞ্ছিত […]

November 28, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Discussion meeting to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 24, 2016 Press Release on Discussion meeting to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. press-release_odhikar_vaw (full text in English, PDF) statement_odhikar_vaw (full text in English, PDF) statement_odhikar_vaw (full text in Bangla, PDF)

November 24, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Reject impunity: Don’t withdraw from the ICC

Declaration of FIDH and more than 100 Member and Partner Organisations (List below) Our organisations defend human rights worldwide and accompany victims of the most serious crimes, wherever they occur and whomever the perpetrators. We fervently deplore actions taken by the governments of Burundi and South Africa to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) […]

October 29, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Joint Press Release on Indian authorities prolong unlawful detention of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez

Joint Press Release The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (The Observatory) The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Human Rights Defenders Alert – India (HRDA) FORUM-ASIA The International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) Odhikar  India: Authorities prolong unlawful detention of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez […]

October 27, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Solidarity Statement from Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Laureates

We gathered in Kuala Lumpur over three days – 19-21 October 2016 – at the invitation of the May 18 Memorial Foundation, Bersih 2.0 and Suaram. Eleven countries were represented: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor Leste. laureates_statement_final_24-10-16 (full text in English, PDF)

October 24, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed