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Model youth parliament passes the “Dhaka Youth Declaration 2011”

This is the first time in the country’s history that a declaration has been passed in only four days in a parliament Farah Kabir, the Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh stated to the mock parliamentarians present at the closing ceremony...
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I have a target of ZERO achievement

When I first came to know about HIV/AIDS, I could relate it to nothing but genocide. Nothing much has changed over the years, my point of view is somewhat the same till date. I mean what can possibly be said...
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Flood taking high toll on the poor of southwest coast

The heavy downpour of the last few weeks has triggered floods and water-logging in Satkhira, Khulna and Jessore districts displacing over 1.25 million people with colossal damage to crops, infrastructures and livelihoods. The figures projected by the Non Governmental Organisations...
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Rohingya Crisis: Children are Smiling Again

About 65 million people in the world today are refugees or forcibly displaced according to UNHCR. The reality is grave for a person seeking refuge in another country, who do not have any guarantee of coming back to their own...
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International Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Towards Sustainable Solutions

Background The current Rohingya population taking refuge in Bangladesh amounts to over 1 million, with the majority comprising women and children. They are one of the most vulnerable groups of people deprived of basic human rights in the world today....
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One Year Mark of the Rohingya Exodus and Article 14 of the Dhaka Declaration

In April 2018 ActionAid and partners adopted the Dhaka Declaration at the International Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and pledged to uphold its clauses. Article 14 of the Declaration holds us committed to ‘emphasize the need to constructively build...
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An uncertain life: Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh

The influx of refugees from Rohingya into Bangladesh is now over 370,000, with the figures rising daily. They are supported by the Bangladesh government, local and international NGOs, and host communities. Bangladesh has been hosting Rohingya refugees in Cox's Chittagong...
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16 Days of Activism coming up

Violence against women and girl is a severe human rights abuse that continues to take place on a daily base all over the word, also in Bangladesh. With interactive theatre performances in different parts of Dhaka, youth happenings, discussion fora,...
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Who should get the money: wealthy companies or women trying to make their cities safe from violence?

From an early age, I experienced some of the problems of women’s mobility in the city myself. Whether a woman or girl is working outdoors or a homemaker, educated or empowered, the situation is broadly the same. We often must...
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