Posts Tagged ‘ Human Rights ’

A year after Shahbagh

February 7, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
A year after Shahbagh

On February 5, 2013, Bangladesh made an important shift towards completing the liberation that had begun in 1971. On February 5, 2014
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Posted in Human Rights, Shahbagh Movement | 29 Comments »

Love that doesn’t count

September 23, 2013
Tanvir Alim
Love that doesn’t count

Hasan and Khaled are in love since they know each other for last two years. They first met each other in a hidden Facebook group with fake profiles.
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Posted in Human Rights, LGBT Rights | 113 Comments »

Who speaks for Shumi today?

September 8, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Who speaks for Shumi today?

Shumi is an 11-year-old girl who is still in police custody for allegedly being involved in a murder she didn’t commit. She has been charged with helping Oishee dispose of the body
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Posted in Human Rights, Law and Justice, Social Issues | 21 Comments »

Women at the crossroad of religion, politics and patriarchy

July 25, 2013
Rokeya Chowdhury
Women at the crossroad of religion, politics and patriarchy

“The large quantity of guilt attached to sexuality in patriarchy is overwhelmingly placed upon the female, who is, culturally speaking
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Posted in Religion, Religious Extremism, Women's Rights | 15 Comments »

The Burmese hustle: Human rights treaties and the Rohingya question

August 16, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
The Burmese hustle: Human rights treaties and the Rohingya question

Human rights treaties have become an instinctive marker for a country’s ability to uphold human rights, and be considered a “developed” country to fit into the fraternity of civilized states.
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Posted in Human Rights | 11 Comments »

Torture takes and recommendations

July 11, 2012
Rubana Huq
Torture takes and recommendations

The 57-page report of Human Rights Watch, released on the 4th of July 2012, starts with: “The Fear Never Leaves Me”, a quote from MA whose father worked with the Engineering section at Pilkhana barracks, was picked up, blindfolded, put into another car,
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Posted in Human Rights, Law and Justice | 5 Comments »

The arms race for human rights

June 15, 2012
Bernd Debusmann
The arms race for human rights

Profits from arms deals tend to trump human rights. The United Nations Security Council, whose five veto-wielding permanent members count among the world’s biggest arms dealers
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Posted in International, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Welcoming Ban Ki-moon to Bangladesh: Loony musings

November 14, 2011
Wasfia Nazreen
Welcoming Ban Ki-moon to Bangladesh: Loony musings

When the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon arrived in Dhaka on an official visit, his second to Bangladesh, he must have missed Bangladesh Tourism Board’s gallant advertisement “Smiling Indigenous Women of Bangladesh” in its shiny bright billboard at the international airport’s general lobby. The news stories on his arrival Sunday evening obviously did not highlight...
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Posted in CHT, Politics | 6 Comments »

Sunni persecution in Iran

November 3, 2010
Neda Shakiba
Sunni persecution in Iran

Dismissing practices against witches as a thing of the past would be a proof of humanity’s state of denial. Even today one is bound to find at least one act of unjustified cruelty against a fellow human. Human beings have not changed since the burning of witches. They have become smarter. They have learned to...
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Posted in International | 8 Comments »

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