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Burma: UN Takes Key Step for Justice

(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council on March 24, 2017, took a key step toward preventing future abuses and bringing justice for victims in...   [ continue reading...]

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UN: New Move on North Korea Crimes

(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council has brought North Korea another step closer to accountability for human rights crimes, Human Rights Wat...   [ continue reading...]

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Menstrual Hygiene Project Keeps Girls in School

Breaking taboos surrounding menstruation, a project to distribute sanitary napkins to girls in one district of Bangladesh has had a positive impact on school dr...   [ continue reading...]

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Sanitation ‘Revolution’: A New Pay-Monthly Poop Removal System

The study focuses on rural Bhaluka in Bangladesh, where the government is looking to pilot an innovative local service for sludge management. The post Sanitatio...   [ continue reading...]

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North Korea said to be target of inquiry over $81 million cyberheist

The New York Times reports: Federal prosecutors are investigating North Korea’s possible role in the theft of $81 million from the central bank of Banglad...   [ continue reading...]

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Taking the battle for civic space online

As online spaces become increasingly restricted, human rights activists must stay aware of the risks and benefits...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh: Immediately Suspend Imminent Executions

(New York) – The Bangladesh government should immediately halt the imminent execution of three men convicted of a May 2004 grenade attack, which targeted...   [ continue reading...]

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Rohingya Newborns Inspire Hope in Face of Myanmar Violence

For Rohingya women in Bangladesh who are struggling to make ends meet and rely on handouts from agencies, the only source of hope are their newborn children The...   [ continue reading...]

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The EU must keep up with new technologies

Surveillance technologies infiltrating computer systems of human rights activists can result in their imprisonment...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh SC Upholds Death Sentence Over 2004 British Envoy Attack

Three people were killed in the May 21, 2004 attack and about 50 wounded, including then British high commissioner Anwar Choudhury The post Bangladesh SC Uphold...   [ continue reading...]

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Queer and trans issues are sidelined again at the United Nations CSW

The language of sexual orientation and gender identity remains absent from the draft conclusions of the Commission...   [ continue reading...]

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Rights Groups Say Travel Restrictions Cast Shadow on UN Women's Meeting

United Nations -- Increasing travel restrictions have prevented delegates from attending this year's UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), according to se...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump May Be Worse, But George W. Bush Was a Godawful President

This post first appeared at Jacobin. George W. Bush has to be high in the running for the worst president in the history of the republic, and he...   [ continue reading...]

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Raqqa towards victory: a letter

Even in a city preparing for siege, an adherent of Islamic State remains confident. The latest of a series imagine...   [ continue reading...]

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More than catch phrases and click bait: mutual learning as a tactic for combating the exploitation of migrants

Anti-trafficking campaigns are more concerned with generating clicks than with taking effective action against exp...   [ continue reading...]

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Malaysian Aid for Rohingya Refugees Reaches Bangladesh and Myanmar, But How Much Can it Do?

The food flotilla carrying about 2,300 tons of food and other essentials was manned by 195 volunteers from 12 countries.   [ continue reading...]

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What Hospitals Waste

by Marshall Allen ProPublica Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate...   [ continue reading...]

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The Economic Impact of Gender Based Violence

No country can afford gender-based violence. In Bangladesh, the costs of gender-based violence are estimated at 2.1 percent of the country’s GDP. Each day...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh’s New Child Marriage Law Swings in the Wrong Direction

Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. But a recent amendment to the count...   [ continue reading...]

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Mass Industrial Slaughter Is an Ignominious Legacy of Exploitative Global Manufacturing

The collapsed Rana Plaza building near Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 13, 2013. (Photo: Jaber Al Nahian) What do imperialism and colonialism look like today? John Smit...   [ continue reading...]

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