Category: Rights and Justice

‘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…

Speakers urged to repeal the use of Digital Security Act to repress journalists and citizens’ voices

Speakers urged to repeal the use of Digital Security Act to repress journalists and citizens’ voices and ensure the right to freedom of expression in a dialogue held at VOICE’s Civic center in the capital today morning. The dialogue was organized by Voices for Interactive Choice & Empowerment (VOICE), a rights and advocacy organization with…

Speakers urged to ensure equality, women empowerment and freedom of expression

[Dhaka, 3 October 2020] Speakers urged to ensure equality, women empowerment and freedom of expression in a discussion session on Gender, development and freedom of expression held its training centre. The discussion session was organized by VOICE while Ahmed Swapan, executive director of VOICE moderated the session. Nur Quamrunnahar, a noted writer and senior professional…

BANGLADESH: AUTHORITIES MUST REFRAIN FROM HARASSING FAMILY MEMBERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN EXILE

Bangladeshi authorities must immediately stop harassing and intimidating the family members of exiled blogger Asad Noor and other human rights defenders, Amnesty International said today. The work of people defending human rights in Bangladesh has become increasingly challenging. In recent years, many bloggers and human rights defenders have fled from persecution at home and sought…

Rights body VOICE urges scrapping DSA

Rights and advocacy organisation Voice had expressed deep concern over the arrest of journalists, online activists, teachers, students, writers, and cartoonists, among others, under Digital Security Act 2018, and urged to scrap the law. In a press release on Saturday, the Dhaka-based organisation urged the government to show respect to the constitutional obligations, international human…