Press Release - UMSAILS organized lecture session on women’s rights

News Dhaka, Bangladesh - 29th November 2012

The Human Rights Law Clinic (HRLC) at UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) in Dhaka has organized a lecture session on “Women’s Rights and Violence Against Women” on 29 November 2012.

Ms. Mona M’Bikay Boin, Project Manager, Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission Capacity Development Project, UNDP Bangladesh was the Speaker.

The presentation was organized to mark the South Asian Women’s Day celebrated on 30 November.

Ms. Boin has narrated the UN human rights mechanism with special reference to protection and promotion of women’s rights.

According to her, violence against women are linked with traditional practices existed in societies. To overcome this, she underlined to raise awareness on human rights principles and to promote respect for human rights.

The UNDP Project Manager informed that her organization is assisting the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in enhancing its capacity in relation to staff development, development of procedures for complaints management, monitoring and investigation of human rights violations.

She informed that NHRC has undertaken policy advocacy on rights of children, victims of human trafficking, disable persons, and migrant workers.

Human Rights Lawyer Dr. Uttam Kumar Das moderated the session; it was attended by 23 law students.

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Press Release: UMSAILS organized lecture session on women’s rights

Press Release: UMSAILS organized lecture session on women’s rights


About Human Rights Law Clinic:

The Human Rights Law Clinic (HRLC), launched in July 2012 is to provide a platform for training and mentoring for Student-Volunteers (of Law, Human Rights and allied disciplines); the areas of focus is analysis, research and writing, pro bono human rights works and legal services, legal and judicial activism among other issues. The duration of a batch is six months; the first batch has 17 Volunteers.

The HRLC aims to train a pool of new-generation activists, lawyers, practitioners, academics and researchers with required analytical, writing and presentation skills and pro-active attitudes for promotion and protection of human rights.

New batch starts in January 2013. For related announcement, kindly visit: