Odhikar is focusing its EVER (Election Violence Education and Resolution) monitoring activities in 40 districts under 6 divisions that have a history of election-related violence in Bangladesh. Two monitors work in each of the 40 districts. Odhikar EVER monitors are responsible for identifying and gathering key information on incidents of election-related violence within each district, as well as tensions, potential for violence, and peace initiatives. The monitors are trained in the EVER methodology which requires multiple sources to verify incidents of election-related violence.
The Odhikar EVER project in Bangladesh, built on a network of monitors in 40 districts, aims to provide accurate and timely data on patterns of election violence during the campaign period to the public, political parties, election and security officials, and other stakeholders in Bangladesh to help them develop strategies to mitigate such incidents. The first