Research and Empowerment Organization is celebrated 16 December
The celebration of Victory Day has been taking place since 1972. The Bangladesh Liberation War became a topic of great importance in cinema, literature, history lessons at school, the mass media, and the arts in Bangladesh. The ritual of the celebration gradually obtained a distinctive character with a number of similar elements: Military Parade by Bangladesh Armed Forces at the National Parade Ground, ceremonial meetings, speeches, lectures, receptions and fireworks. Victory Day in Bangladesh is a joyous celebration in which popular culture plays a great role. TV and radio stations broadcast special programs and patriotic songs. The main streets are decorated with national flags. Different political parties and socioeconomic organizations undertake programs to mark the day in a befitting manner, including the paying of respects at Jatiyo Smriti Soudho, the national memorial at Savar near Dhaka
Women and Girls are disproportionately affected by poverty and discrimination to every aspect in everywhere in the Bangladesh. Maximum women and girls are not allowed to make decisions about their household’s income or tradition and culture forbid them to leave their home. Women have big contribution to their family because they spend their maximum income to their family and educated female can give the healthier baby. So empowerment of women is the total sum of formula to realize the economic development as well as human rights also. Women empowerment means the relationships and social structures will change due to women empowerment.omen’s empowerment can only be achieved when we include men and boys to realize that their wives empowerment will benefit for their family. Gender equality and empowerment is the key factor to left out to violence and left out poverty. REO and our Global Partner GHRD are more emphasized on the empowerment to the female that might reduce the violence against women in Bangladesh
The violence of women is increasing in Bangladesh over a period of time. However, among the violation of women, the minorities’ affected more in Figure -01 shown the year 2016 the violence of minorities women are much more than the year 2015. REO is working for the rape victims, in 2016, REO conducted 63 case studies and helping them to rescue from Trauma. REO provides medical and mental support to some extend helping for studies also. However, REO is trying to engage the training facilities among the students to make them human rights defenders to protect the violation against the women. GHRD and REO jointly organized a training session for the youth to increase the awareness building regards on violence and trying to social awareness among them how to reduce the violence against women and generate the empowerment of women in Bangladesh.
REO – stands for Research and Empowerment Organization. REO is a Non- profit Non Political human rights organization. Vision is to strengthen them and stretch among the community especially for those who are deprived of their fundamental rights by utilizing modern tools, communications. Racial discrimination and xenophobia in Bangladesh must be ended and any offender who has committed human rights abuse against women, humanity and others should be prosecuted.
- To protect human rights
- To provide legal aids for the victims
- To arrange scholarships for the poor students
- To ensure emergency support
- To donate blood and medical facilities
A few world renowned advisers and group of devotees sincere and qualified professionals and young university level students are united together to volunteer their services for the emancipation of the poorest of the poor and trodden people.
In order to achieve our vision with our functions the following plan of actions are adopted:
- To motivate young generation to understand human rights values and norms
- To build awareness about reality and human rights defenders
- To take up community development programs
- To support orphans, adolescents and socio-economic victims
- To strengthen our financial capacities.
Continue reading “REO Networking The Youth Program In Bangladesh”
REO organized a Seminar on 21st January 2017 at the REO office, Dhaka. The Chief Guest was a Human Rights activist Tarun Kanti Chowdhury and Singer and Writer Shilpy Chowdhury. The Young Leaders from different Universities were Present. The seminar on Rights to Justice- the speakers and others people gave the valuable suggestions regards the violence of the country and global. They share their views how to reduce the violence.
11 years minor girl Bristy. Bristy 11 a minor girl of grade-7 of Bogra was kidnapped and raped brutally for 5 days by one Mohammed Azizul Sheikh, 25. On 8th May 2016 at around 7pm, Bristi’s schoolmate Shirin, a Muslim girl and also a neigbour came to her house and requested to go to a nearby house to bring some schoolnote from another girl, Bristi agreed unwillingly. By this way, she was kidnapped on knife point by Azizul and others by a microbus.
They seduced her with chloroform to an unknown place. In Bristi’s own words, “I was senseless and while woke up at a room, fully naked and raped. Azizul was at the room. After that day, he repeatedly raped me and also changed places. I was crying all along while he was raping me like an animal. After 5 days my father and few local people rescued me.”
While kidnapped, Bristi tried to escape, but soon weakened by the affect of chlorofom in a handkerchief used to seduced her. Ronjita, Sukumol and Promila age 27-35 witnessed the kidnapping but kept mum as Azizul threatned with a knife to kill them. Do you want justice? Bristi replied, “Definitely, Azizul did the same thing with other Hindu girls before me. Because of embrassed parents did not come forward and administration also was relactant to do anything, but I want justice, I want justice.”
Bristi’s parents are poor (Father: Amal Chandra 5 &MotherRenuka Rani 42 of GangNagar, Mahjpara, Shibgonj, Bogra). She studies at A. M. High School of GangNagar, Bogra and she wanted to be a teacher. She is a good student and always helped her mother. Azizul and another Belal used to tease her on the way to school. Her parents complained to the parents of Azizul, but nothing happened. A case has been filed at Shibgonj Police Station (Case# 13; dated 10th May 2016 under section 7/30 of Women and Children Repression Act,2003), but police asusual did nothing. Now the perpetrator is threatening the victim and her family to withdraw the case or face death. Bristi with parents in picture.
Bristi’s news was first published in a national daily in Dhaka, the daily Purbachal, on 15 May 2016. A team lead by Chandan Sarkar, Chairman of REO-Reseacrh and Empowerment Organization had visited her on 20 May 2016. The team also talked with local administration.
Research & Empowerment Organization REO is a Human Rights Volunteer organization to maneuver its dedication and commitment to achieve its goals. Without approval of Human Rights, Social Development, Education, Training, Health and Women’s Empowerment are being unmet to enhance growth and prosperity. REO believes in working on promoting and protecting Human Rights, Empowerment and Research to uplift the society as a whole.
REO is committed to ensure every citizen to enjoy human rights and empowerment regardless of race, religion, caste and ethnic minorities without restriction of fear for social safety and security.
As a chairman of REO, I would like to gratitude to all members and volunteers and delighted that we belong to the REO family. However, REO foresees a brighter future for the next generations and deeply committed to supporting the ideas of human rights declaration and propagate its all opportunities to facilitate such movements of Bangladesh.