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Newsletter | March 2012
 

GHRD has kicked 2012 off with a bang – supporting rallies in Europe and South Asia on minority rights in Bangladesh and Pakistan and awareness events in 10 locations in South Asia under the theme “Connecting girls, inspiring futures” in celebration of International Women’s Day, 2012. 

Indigenous rights in Bangladesh, the rights of religious minorities in Pakistan and South Asian women’s rights have all been in the spotlight. Read on to hear more!

 

Tensions rise in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: Mass protests and increasing violence

There has been an increase in attacks and incidences of violence in the CHT region, including mass protests arguing for a timely solution to land disputes and implementation of the 1997 Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord. Read more...

Dutch Human Rights Defenders Tulip to Chinese activist Ni Yulan

Chinese activist Ni Yulan, 51, was awarded the Dutch Human Rights Defenders Tulip prize for 2011. Read more... 

Connecting girls, inspiring futures – GHRD promotes women’s activism in South Asia - International Women’s Day 2012

In honour of International Women’s Day 2012, GHRD supported awareness raising and activism events held by ten grassroots organisations in four countries in South Asia – under the theme “Connecting girls, Inspiring futures”. Read more... 

Promoting a discrimination and violence free Pakistan: GHRD supports rallies against minority discrimination in Faisalabad and London

Minority groups, academics, religious leaders and human rights activists in Faisalabad and London joined hands to rally against minority discrimination in Pakistan and to commemorate the one year anniversary of the death of Shabbaz Bhatti, the former minister of minority Affairs in Pakistan. Read more...

Bangladeshi Minorities Protest Violence in CHT, London

GHRD joined Bangladeshi diaspora, human rights and social-religious organisations in a demonstration at the UK Parliament in London on the 29th of February. Read more...

GHRD partners take action to protect Dalit sweepers in Khulna, Bangladesh

GHRDs partners investigated and submitted an application to the High Court seeking the protection of a Dalit sweepers community, whose homes and temples were illegally demolished by the police in Khulna. Read more...