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Girls excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan

Girls were excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan on Saturday, after the country's new Taliban rulers ordered only boys and male teachers back to the classroom

Afghan girls attend a class at the Ishkashim high school for girls in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, near the border with Tajikistan, Afghanistan on 23 April 2008

Bangladesh's transgender entrepreneurs create safe work spaces

The conservative Muslim-majority country's roughly 1.5 million transgender people have long faced discrimination and violence.

Bangladesh's transgender entrepreneurs create safe work spaces

Virtual dialogue

'Taliban issue calls for cautious decision'

Bangladesh must ensure its own interests while taking the geopolitical situation into consideration, observed experts regarding recognition of the Taliban government and furthering relations

Taliban forces patrol in front of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2 September 2021.

Recruitment process at NHRC has to be transparent

The indifference of the National Human Rights Commission is not only frustrating but also worrying when there are instances of human rights violation one after another

Recruitment process at NHRC has to be transparent

Virtual discussion

NHRC’s efficacy under question

Speakers at a discussion meeting raised questions about the efficacy of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

NHRC’s efficacy under question

10 years of rights commission

NHRC avoids talking about ‘gunfights’, enforced disappearance

The NHRC has confirmed that none of its panel lawyers are giving assistance to victims of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances

NHRC avoids talking about ‘gunfights’, enforced disappearance

Afghanistan

Taliban order university women to wear face-covering niqab

The Taliban have ordered that the women attending private Afghan universities must wear an abaya robe and niqab covering most of the face and classes must be segregated by sex -- or at least divided ...

A woman wearing a niqab

US Congress caucus virtual meeting

‘Culture of impunity encourages enforced disappearance’

The HRW official said when there are so many allegations raised against RAB, impunity encourages the enforced disappearance

Adiba Islam Hridi breaks into tears while asking for her father Parvez Hossain, to be returned. Mayer Daak, a platform of the families of the people who fell victim to enforced disappearance, organised an event where relatives of disappeared people joined at Shahbagh intersection, Dhaka on 29 August 2020

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

‘We will wait until he comes back’

United Nation’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance has sent names of 34 victims of disappearance and wanted information about them

‘We will wait until he comes back’

Myanmar's genocide bleached as 'ethnic cleansing'

US and UK usurp Rohingya voices while misnaming Myanmar's genocide as “ethnic cleansing”, Milošević's euphemism used for genocide denial, writes Maung Zarni

Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar sitting in a boat after Bangladesh coast guard stopped them on Naf river from entering the country.
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