Month: December 2020

Anti-tobacco organisation protests allowing Asia Tobacco to invest in EPZs

An anti-tobacco campaign and rights organisation Thursday protested the government’s move to allow Asia Tobacco (Pvt) to invest in an export processing zone. Asian Tobacco (Pvt) Ltd signed an agreement with Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) to establish a modern cigarettes and tobacco processing plant in Ishwardi Export Processing Zone with an investment of…

‘Battle of Minds’ violates Tobacco Control Act, VOICE alleges

The tobacco company that sponsored the event, is using policymakers while committing this crime   Voices for Interactive Choice & Empowerment (VOICE), a human rights organisation, has alleged that British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) is conducting a death marketing campaign, leading youths into a smoke-trap by sponsoring events like Battle of Minds. The grand finale of…

Speakers urged to uphold Human Rights situation to ensure sustainable development goals while observing International Human Rights Day

[Dhaka, 10 December 2020] Much progress has been made towards economic development in the last year but sadly the same cannot be said about the state of human rights in the country said the speakers in a seminar held at the auditorium of NGO Affairs Bureau, Dhaka.  VOICE calls on the civil society actors to…