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Bangladesh trafficked women recount ordeal in India

By Anbarasan Ethirajan     A group of Bangladeshi women who were illegally taken into India three years ago have been describing their ordeal at the hands of human traffickers. Most of these women were forced into prostitution in the Indian cities of Mumbai and Pune. Around 48 women and a child were rescued by […]

by Damien Gayle A high street chain is selling clothes made by sweatshop ‘slaves’ who are paid just 10p per hour, a report claims. Workers making knitwear for Bhs are regularly beaten, threatened, stripped of their rights and imprisoned on false charges, according to workers’ rights investigators. The Philip Green-owned department store chain is among […]

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Odhikar believes that the role and democratic aspiration of individuals and the collective rights and responsibilities of the people must be the foundational principle of the state. Democratic legitimacy of the state is directly related to its commitment and capacity to ensure human rights, such as rights to life and livelihood; right to environment and […]

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      Wednesday, 23 March 2011 Open Letter to Government ofBangladesh 23 March 2011 Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister of Bangladesh Old Sangsad BhabanTejgaon, Dhaka-1215Bangladesh Re: Call for the end of harassment against Odhikar staff Your Excellency Madame Prime Minister, The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a membership based regional […]

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Sat, 07/01/2012 While there has been a fall in incidents of extra-judicial killings, the number of ‘enforced disappearances’ allegedly at the hands of law enforcers saw an alarming rise last year, the rights group Odhikar said yesterday. Revealing its Human Rights Report 2011, the organisation termed the country’s overall human rights situation in 2011 “disappointing”, […]

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