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Violence against women still exists though 100 years have passed after the declaration of International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Though 100 years have passed after its declaration, violence against women has not decreased. Domestic violence, violence related to dowry, rape, acid throwing, illegal Fatwa and sexual abuse are prominent forms of violence in Bangladesh. Poor women are subjected to violence relatively more because of their social discrimination. The […]

April 8, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

National Advocacy Meeting On Political Violence and Human Rights

As part of Odhikar’s campaign to stop partisan conflict and violence and concentrate on resolving issues between political parties in a peaceful manner through dialogue and respect for the rights of the citizens, Odhikar organised a National Advocacy Meeting on February 16, 2012 under the topic ‘Political Violence and Human Rights’. The meeting was presided […]

March 16, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Violence in Bangladesh politics and its impact on human rights : Barisal

On January 21, 2012, Odhikar organised divisional meeting at Celebration Point of Barisal Town under the topic ‘Violence in Bangladesh Politics and its Impact on Human Rights’. The meeting was presided over by Odhikar’s Secretary Adilur Rahman Khan. A key note paper was presented by Programme Coordinator Taskin Fahmina. Talukder Mohammad Yunus, Member of Parliament- […]

February 21, 2012 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Advocacy meeting on the accession to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances

As part of Odhikar’s campaign against enforced disappearances, the Organisation organised a National Advocacy Meeting, in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD). The meeting is part of Odhikar’s campaign for the accession to the International Conventionfor the Protection of All Persons from […]

January 8, 2012 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

International seminar : minority and indigenous peoples’ rights

Abilis Foundation, the Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights KIOS and Siemenpuu Foundation organized an international seminar Minority and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights on 4–5 October 2011 in Helsinki. This was the first time when the three NGO foundations organized a seminar as a joint effort. The seminar aimed to increase awareness of people working and interested […]

November 26, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Human Rights Defenders Conference 2011

Odhikar organised a 2-day conference of human rights defenders on 18-19 November 2012 in Dhaka. Odhikar

November 19, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }