Category: Coverage

Seeding change: VOICE takes a grassroots approach to battle misinformation around COVID-19

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? In this column we’re highlighting stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. With the global health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacting vulnerable communities, VOICE works on the ground to deliver critical communications and local support. In Bangladesh, the…

Tobacco product display and its interference with current tobacco control law

Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE), a rights-based research and advocacy organization organized a sharing meeting to disseminate the findings of a study titled ‘Tobacco Industry Interference on Tobacco Advertisement, Promotion and Sponsorship at Points of Sale in Dhaka city of Bangladesh’ with the National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC), Ministry of Health and Family…

100pc points of sales show tobacco products: Study

The country’s100 per cent points of sales exhibit tobacco products and advertising materials which are banned in tobacco control law, according to a study. The study conducted by Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE), a rights-based research and advocacy organisation, recommended that the government should implement law and stop the display of tobacco products…

Tobacco companies using loopholes to promote products Says a recent survey

Taking advantage of loopholes in the law, tobacco companies are providing materials to vendors in different formats to promote their products, according to a recent survey. Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE), a rights-based research and advocacy platform, organised a meeting yesterday to disseminate the findings of its study with National Tobacco Control Cell…

Demand for implementation of e-waste management rules in Bangladesh

E-waste poses serious threat to public health and environment. Demand for proper implementation of newly adopted e-waste management rules has been raised by the civil society and the environmentalists in Bangladesh. [Dhaka, 30 June 2021] E-Waste is a serious threat to the environment and public health but no proper steps are taken yet for e-waste…

Comprehensive law, policy for e-waste demanded

Green activists and journalists at a briefing on Saturday demanded comprehensive policy to address the increasing problem of electronic waste and its management for a sustainable Bangladesh. They said that e-waste kept increasing by 20 per cent every year in Bangladesh. E-waste contains highly toxic chemical components contaminating soil, groundwater and air and affect the…

Speakers demand law for e-waste management

Speakers at a press briefing on Saturday demanded that the authorities concerned should take comprehensive law and policy to address the increasing problem of electronic waste (e-waste) management. Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE) organised the event virtually and in-person titled ‘Necessity of Immediate Enactment of E-waste Management Law for Environmental Sustainability in Bangladesh’….

Increase tobacco tax in upcoming budget

The government needs to increase price of tobacco products by imposing tax in the upcoming national budget to contain its use, said speakers at an online discussion yesterday. Besides, rigorous awareness campaign on the danger of tobacco use and banning its cultivation and production are required to control its use among the country’s adult population,…