HRD Training

Since 2000, Odhikar trained more than 500 Human Rights Defenders from various districts of Bangladesh with the support of different donors/partners, including the American Centre, Forum-Asia, Relief International, European Union and the Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights. The aim of the training programmes were to create a grassroots and local human rights defenders network for mobilising people in order to strengthen the social movement against human rights violations. Apart from training on human rights issues, fact-finding, documentation, report-writing and advocacy, Odhikar human rights defenders are also given training on election monitoring focusing election related violence prior to every national and local government elections.

Odhikar has a country-wide network of human rights defenders, who work as volunteer and watch dog in their locality.