The International Week of the Disappeared is observed in many countries every last week of May. In commemorating this remarkable week, Odhikar and AFAD remember and pay tribute to victims of enforced disappearance and their families across the globe, including Bangladesh. Like many countries in Asia, enforced disappearances have almost become a regular phenomenon in […]
On 14 May 2019, human rights defender Abdul Kaium was sent to the Mymensingh Central Jail and is due to be held there until his next court hearing, for which no date has been fixed. Abdul Kaium is a journalist and member of human rights organisation Odhikar’s Human Rights Defenders’ Network. He has provided professional […]
The video describes the historical background of International Women’s Day, its relation to Bangladesh’s elections and its impact on women in Bangladesh.
Odhikar’s statement in response to MoFA statement (full text in English, PDF)
Manila: The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) commemorates the Human Rights Day, observed each year on the 10th of December. This day this year marks 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and thus makes the day of greater significance. This day is an opportunity to assess the situation […]
Human-rights-monitoring-report-November-2018 (full text in English, PDF)