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Bangladesh: Government must work towards abolishing the death penalty

Odhikar along with six other organizations have issued a joint statement to urge the Government of Bangladesh to work towards abolishing the death penalty, following the conviction and sentencing to death of a national of Botswana for drug related offences. Abolition Of The Death Penalty

June 6, 2024 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Government must halt enforced disappearances, hold perpetrators accountable, and ensure access to justice for victims

A Joint Statement by Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Maayer Daak and Odhikar on the occasion of International Week of the Disappeared[1] 2024 Bangkok/Dhaka/Geneva/Manila/Paris; 27 May 2024: We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply alarmed […]

May 27, 2024 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Three-month Human Rights Report : January – March 2024

Odhikar has prepared the human rights report for the month of January-March 2024 based on the reports sent by the human rights defenders associated with the Organisation from different districts of the country, and data published in various media. This report sheds light on the human rights situation of Bangladesh during the said period. HR […]

May 14, 2024 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh needs a democratic system and a robust judiciary to protect the rights of women and girls, must withdraw CEDAW reservations

A Joint Statement by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Maayer Daak, and Odhikar on International Women’s Day 2024 In Bangladesh, the prevalence of violence and discrimination against women and girls is alarmingly widespread. Domestic violence, dowry-related abuse, rape, and […]

March 8, 2024 | Read full story | Comments are closed

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Statement from Odhikar

Dhaka, 25 November 2023: 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Even though 24 years have passed since the UNGA decided to observe this day in 1999, women in Bangladesh, and the world over, are still not free from various forms of violence. Violence against women is rampant in […]

November 25, 2023 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Three-Month Human Rights Monitoring Report on Bangladesh : July – September 2023

The human rights situation in Bangladesh has taken a dire shape due to the authoritarian regime, which has been in power for almost 15 years – including 10 years without peoples’ mandate; and involved in gross human rights violations, targeting political opponents, dissidents and human rights defenders and gagging freedoms of expression. Odhikar has prepared […]

October 10, 2023 | Read full story | Comments are closed