3d ago| Rights

Visually-impaired job seekers demand special arrangements

A group of job seekers, who are visually impaired, have demanded that the government make special arrangements for persons with disabilities to ensure equal job opportunities for them in the public sector..This is one of three demands that they are pressing home ahead of the International

2w ago| Rights

World Children's Day: Unicef report shows widespread disparities

To empower children to call for a better future and a more equal and inclusive world, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), like every year, is celebrating World Children’s Day 2022 today.

2w ago| Rights

‘Follow the labour law’

Workers of a garment factory in Dhaka’s Dhamrai upazila yesterday demonstrated in front of the factory to protest its closure for an indefinite period.

Don’t use labour weaknesses for political gains: Moment to ILO

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has urged the International Labour Organisation (ILO) not to use labour weaknesses as a tool to achieve political gains.

Systematic violation of human rights

Several UN special rapporteurs have written to the government about the death of an indigenous activist allegedly in the hands of security forces, revealed a document released by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights yesterday.

Respect political opponents’ rights to freedom of association: HRW to Govt

Bangladesh authorities should respect the rule of law and protect political opposition supporters’ right to freedom of association, and peaceful assembly, a Human Rights Watch report said today.

October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022

‘Include Dalits, Harijans in mainstream’

The Dalit and Harijan communities in Bangladesh are being neglected only because of their profession and birth identity.

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

DSA an additional threat to journos

Canadian High Commissioner Lilly Nicholls yesterday said the Digital Security Act acts as an additional threat to journalists in Bangladesh.

October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022

Don’t use labour weaknesses for political gains: Moment to ILO

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has urged the International Labour Organisation (ILO) not to use labour weaknesses as a tool to achieve political gains.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

Systematic violation of human rights

Several UN special rapporteurs have written to the government about the death of an indigenous activist allegedly in the hands of security forces, revealed a document released by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights yesterday.

October 10, 2022
October 10, 2022

Respect political opponents’ rights to freedom of association: HRW to Govt

Bangladesh authorities should respect the rule of law and protect political opposition supporters’ right to freedom of association, and peaceful assembly, a Human Rights Watch report said today.

October 5, 2022
October 5, 2022

Govt list of 29 organisations questionable

Transparency International Bangladesh has questioned the rationale for 29 organisations being listed and declared as “Critical Information Infrastructures” by the post, telecommunication and information technology ministry.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Hate Crimes, DSA: Twin terrors for the minorities

On one hand, there were at least 22 incidents of Hindu religious sites being attacked this year. On the other, there were at least seven incidents in which members of the minority community were sued or arrested under the Digital Security Act or other laws for "hurting religious sentiments".

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

National Girl Child Day: No country for our daughters

Although Sustainable Development Goals target ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against children by 2030, Bangladesh is yet to go a long way in this regard.

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

Inclusion key to ensuring their rights

Speakers at a conference yesterday said although various initiatives have been taken by the government to improve the lives of domestic workers, implementation of these policies and other guidelines is not possible due to the lack of necessary legal framework.

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

Human Rights Violations: Cooperation with UN led to reprisals

People in Bangladesh who cooperated with the UN on human rights issues have faced reprisals because of it, the UN said in a new report presented at the Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday.