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Newsletter | September 2011
 

During August and September GHRD has been busy kick starting some amazing events: our international campaign FIGHT MODERN SLAVERY and the Grundtvig project “Building bridges for a multicultural Europe” here in The Hague. 

High on the human rights agenda was the torture of 22 minority students in Bangladesh during a peaceful demonstration and the safety of our human rights defenders

 

Police fail to investigate attack against Advocate Shahanur Islam, GHRD’s local partner in Bangladesh

GHRD regrets to inform you of an unprovoked physical assault on our local observer and human rights defender Advocate Shahanur Islam on August 24, 2011 in Dhaka. It is concerning that, despite numerous international appeals for increased security for Mr Islam, the police failed to come to the scene of the assault. Read more...

New partnership with EUNOMAD

GHRD is proud to announce we are now official partners of the European Network on Migrations and Development (EUNOMAD). The network consists of a number of NGOs working through this network platform on migration and development.

Educational and awareness activities

Panel session: The role and possible impact of NGOs in the creative/ art approaches to Peace, Justice and Human Rights

GHRD representatives were part of a panel discussion for the Peace and Human Rights Education International Summer school of the University of Utrecht. Read more...

Opening of Grundtvig Project: Building bridges for a multicultural Europe

On 18th of September, GHRD begins our one week Grundtvig project ‘Building bridges for a multicultural Europe’, a week of workshops, debate and discussion on migration and cultural integration in Europe here in The Hague. Read more...

GHRD launches our FIGHT MODERN SLAVERY campaign in Katmandu

GHRD’s partner in Nepal – MAITI, kick started our Fight modern slavery campaign on the 6th of September, the Nepalese Anti-Human Trafficking day, with a day of awareness raising dramas, sing alongs, rallies, a door to door informative campaign and a screening of the documentary SOLD: A child trafficked. Read more...

Jumma students tortured by the police due to demonstration

22 indigenous Jumma students were beaten and tortured by the police in Khagrachhari, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh on the 7th of August during a peaceful demonstration of 900 students of Khagrachari College for constitutional recognition of their indigenous status. The police have denied all wrongdoing and have threatened the protesters. Read more...

Update on arson attack against indigenous Jumma in Chittagong Hill Tracts

In February and April this year, hundreds of indigenous Jumma people were attacked and around a hundred houses and one school were bunt to ashes in the Chittagong region of Bangladesh. Months later, the majority of those attacked, around two thirds, are still living in temporary shelters. Read more...

Press conference on Minority Rights in Pakistan

GHRD wishes to congratulate our partner organization Human Rights Focus in Pakistan which held a successful press conference on the existing issues regarding minorities in the country. Read more...