Rights / Gender

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News):  A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that has resulted in nine deaths in the camps and makeshift settlements hosting these refugees from Myanmar.

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Calling for probe into crimes against Rohingya, UN rights chief says genocide ‘cannot be ruled out’

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News):  The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday called for an international criminal probe into the perpetrators of the widespread and ...

Forced to flee Myanmar, Rohingya girls say they were sexually exploited in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar, Nov 28 (JEN): They fled Myanmar for dear life. But what awaited them were some of the worst nightmares. In the refugee camps of Bangladesh's Cox Bazar Rohingya wom ...

In Bangladesh, UN agency Goodwill Ambassador Kristin Davis urges action for Rohingya refugee children

New York, Nov 21(Just Earth News): Marking World Children’s Day, actress Kristin Davis on on Mondaycalled for global attention and funding to provide more life-saving aid for Roh ...

UN rights experts call on Bangladesh to annul death sentence against opposition member

New York, Aug 24 (Just Earth News): Amid reports that the trial of Mir Quasem Ali, a senior opposition member, and its appeal processes were marred with irregularities and failed to meet int ...

Investigate LGBT murders in Bangladesh: Human Rights Watch

New York, Apr 27 (IBNS) The Bangladeshi authorities should immediately investigate the killings of two lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) human rights activists, Human Rights Wat ...

Freedom of expression came under severe attack in Bangladesh: Human Rights Watch

New York, Jan 27 (JEN) Freedom of expression came under severe attack in Bangladesh in 2015, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2016.

Bangladesh: UN rights chief calls for protection of writers threatened by extremists

New York, Nov 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In the wake of recent violence against publishers, writers, bloggers and civil society groups by extremists in Bangladesh, the United Nations High Com ...

Dhaka: Bangladesh publishers attacked, 1 killed

Dhaka, Oct 31 (JEN): A Bangladeshi publisher was hacked to death by unknown attackers in Dhaka on Saturday, media reports said.

Bangladesh factory collapse: UN-backed fund reaches $30 million target

New York, Jun 10 (JEN): Set up in October 2013 with assistance from the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Rana Plaza Coordination Committee has announced that it met its $30 milli ...