Activities of Hotline

  1. Publication: Hotline publishes two bi-monthlies, one in Bangla (Najyota) and one in English (Hotline Newsletter) in alter-nate months. The write-ups aim to expose human rights situa-tions in the country. The pur-pose of the newsletters is to create awareness among general people about the human rights situation in our society in our day to day life. Anyone may re-quest to receive the newsletters. Hotline prepares and sends news and feature articles to various publications at home and abroad. Articles taken from the newsletters are reproduced in many other publications.
  2. Investigations: Hotline (HRs) has carried out and sponsored a number of investigations into land injustices, human rights violations in sterilization and deaths in police custody. It gives special importance to mass human rights violations, affecting many persons.
  3. Urgent action: Hotline re-sponds to all Urgent Appeals from Hotline Asia and to those of Amnesty International for Asia. Hotline also circulates Urgent Appeals to her network for necessary action and re-sponse.
  4. Networking: Hotline has de-veloped a strong network among local human rights and development organisations. It extends its cooperation to these organisations and takes help from them. It maintains rela-tions with human rights groups in other Asian countries and a few outside Asia. Hotline spon-sored a seminar on human rights and development in Sep-tember 1983 and in 1984 on six categories of women’s em-ployment and the injustices as-sociated with them.
  5. Founding of CCHRB:
    Through the efforts of Hotline (HRs) Bangladesh and CJP since 1983 a joint forum of hu-man rights and development or-ganisations, the Coordinating Council for Human Rights in Bangladesh, was formed on 24 August, 1986. Hotline and CJP were elected life members of CCHRB at its first Annual General Meeting due to their pioneering role.
  6. Documentation: Hotline builds up files on a wide variety of subjects for the benefit of hu-man rights workers. It is one of the richest documentation cells, where many University students and scholars from home and abroad come and collect infor-mation on various issues of human rights in Bangladesh.

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