This week, GHRD starts our Youth in Action exchange programme Equality: A European Quality, supported by the European Commission, bringing twenty-five students from across Europe (the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Bulgaria) to participate in an 8-day training session to encourage intercultural dialogue on equality in Europe. Read more...
In the past two months, GHRD received study visits from international students from across the Americas, including from Macalester college, Minnesota and the Universidade Estadual Paulista and the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil. It was a pleasure having them all at our office! GHRD also gave training on Campaign communications for Human Rights NGOs at the UNPO international human rights training conference Speak Out. Read more...
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On the 11 August, World Indigenous Day, GHRD presented the results of a one month global online petition campaign together with Jumma peoples in Bangladesh, the United Kingdom and Australia. Read about the petition action here.
|Khushi Kabir is Coordinator of Nijera Kori, a grassroots organisation that supports the landless of Bangladesh, and a new member of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHT). GHRD talked to her about the current situation in the CHT, issues faced by minorities today and her thoughts on the future for her country.|
|Click here to read the full interview |
“We don’t accept Minorities Day and we will keep marking August 11 as the black day”. Government institutions and dignitaries celebrated National Minorities Day on 11 August, but the members of minority communities marked the day as a ‘black day’. Read more...
Young Hindus living in the Netherlands took action on 14 August, Pakistani Independence Day, by holding a protest against the injustices that minorities living in Pakistan experience outside the Pakistani embassy in The Hague.
Read more here.
Eleven Chakma villagers were severely wounded by a group of land grabbers who attacked the village Amtali in Teknaf in cooperation with the local police between the May 29th and 31st, 2012.
Read more here...
On July 19th, 2012 GHRD received a donation of €250 towards our Back to School Bali project from Mr. Sen Raumatar and his customers at luxury confectionary store C’est Bon Bon in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. For the full story on this donation, click here...