Saturday, October 15, 2011

NEWSLETTER: GHRD's Monthly Newsletter

Volume 7:67, September 23 2011.The Hague
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.

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 about the Grundtvig Project  

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.

For information on the campaign please email:
Read more about the launch  
Read more about the campaign 

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.
See press announcement here  

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 

GHRD needs continued support to maintain our human rights monitoring activities and aid projects in South Asia. If you believe in our cause and would like to support our activities, please donate via our website.
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