Bangladesh Centre for Human Rights and Development (BCHRD) marked International Day of Peace, 21st September, with series of activities. BCHRD in collaboration with GHRD organized demonstrations followed by conferences in Dhaka and Khulna district to demand justice for the indigenous peoples and religious minorities in Bangladesh.
GHRD interviewed Kapaeeng Foundation to discuss organisation's ongoing activities, the human rights violations against indigenous peoples, the situation of indigenous women and Kapaeeng's involvement in Human Rights Alliance Bangladesh (HRAB) - a national human rights platform supported by Global Human Rights Defence.
In the past year, Village Development Foundation (VDF), GHRD’s partner organisation from Nepal, has taken tremendous steps to achieve inequality and justice in two vulnerable districts of Nepal. The goal of “Fight Discrimination, Equal Rights for All” was to address the discriminatory problems faced by the Dalit, economically underprivileged people, women and children; issues that are also apparent in Millennium Development Goals.
On 13th of August 2014, the partners of Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) organised a press conference to raise awareness on the situation of minorities in Sindh province.
The Government of Bangladesh has proposed a new NGO law that would impose onerous constraints and challenges on NGOs operating in the country. The draft law entitled “The Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Bill 2014”, facilitates arbitrary government power over NGOs, restricting their rights to engage in voluntary activities and potentially curtailing critical work on the protection and promotion of human rights and people's.