August 17, 2021
August 17, 2021

86 people forcibly disappeared still missing

Nearly 600 people have been forcibly disappeared by security forces since 2009, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday. ...

August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021

Seized in name of dev: speakers

Ancestral lands of indigenous people, both in hilly areas and plains, are being seized for constructing hotels, eco-parks, and security camps, in the name of different development projects.

August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021

Pandemic especially hard on indigenous women: Speakers at MJF webinar

Speakers at a webinar today said that the Covid-19 pandemic has harmed the overall lives and livelihood of indigenous women. Titled "Livelihood Crisis and Security of Indigenous Women in Covid...

August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021

UCEP, Schneider to train 15,000 youths

Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programmes (UCEP) Bangladesh and Schneider Electric Foundation will train over 15,000 underprivileged youths in electrical and solar trades across Bangladesh...

August 10, 2021
August 10, 2021

Punish those involved in vandalising Hindu temples in Khulna: Eminent citizens

Eminent citizens today issued a statement demanding arrest and trial of the culprits responsible for vandalising and ransacking several houses, shops and temples of the Hindu community in Khulna&...

August 7, 2021
August 7, 2021

Per capita income growth means nothing for indigenous people if they lose their land: speakers at webinar

Human rights activist Sultana Kamal today said, at a webinar, that indigenous people are not only losing their homesteads, gardens, trees, forestlands, or lakes, their cremation grounds are also...

August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021

Proactive Disclosure of Info: Govt organs faring better than NGOs

In terms of proactive disclosure of information, based on the Right to Information Act, government organisations are doing better than NGOs, a Transparency International Bangladesh study has found.

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Govt orgs better than NGOs at disclosing info under Right to Information Act: TIB

Government organisations are doing better in comparison to non-government organisations in terms of proactive disclosure of information on the basis of Right to Information Act, according to a...

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

D-30 Disability Impact List: Vashkar Bhattacharjee honoured

Vashkar Bhattacharjee, national consultant for accessibility of a2i, has been selected as an honouree for the 2021 D-30 Disability Impact List.

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

Campaign against child marriage launched

To encourage families to condemn the harmful practise of child marriage and support every girl’s dream to achieve their aspirations, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)...