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Preo Biswas

United States  
Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh... (Unverified)
Joined February 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Governance, Other, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Preobala Biswas

EDUCATION
University of Dhaka 4/1988
Master’s Degree in Economics, and a bachelor's degree in personal and land law.
WORK EXPERIENCE
SHAREE (Self-Help Association for Rural People through Education & Entrepreneurship), Dhaka, Bangladesh 1999–2019
Founder and Executive Director
Special Consultative Status, United Nations-ECOSOC
• applied for and received grants from USAID, OXFAM, IMF, Bread for the World, Kios for Human Rights, and Misereor.
• Developed working relationships with the World Bank, UNDP, EU, and the Bangladeshi government.
• Successfully ran four office sites, 22 pre-primary (grade 3-5) Montessori schools, 26 pre-primary homework help centers, and 70 women’s community centers for the marginalized Dalit population.
• Led a team of 73 full-time staff members, 1,070 volunteer human rights defenders, and 750 women human rights defenders.
• Managed a budget of 5 million dollars a year and worked with the Board of Directors to make organizational decisions.
Women’s Unity Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2013–2018
General Secretary
• Ran national, multifaith (Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian) women’s organization with more than 500 county committees across the country. Prepared memoranda for government officials advocating against the human trafficking and sexual assault of religious minority women, and organized over 20 panels on the subject. Organized protests whenever incidents of trafficking occurred in front of the Bangladeshi Press Club.
Bangladesh Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian Unity Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2014–2019 Organizing Secretary
Ran multifaith socio-political organization advocating for human rights through the identification of religious and ethnic minority rights violations.
Conducted over 65 press conferences, Collected, analyzed, and published incident data which was sent to the EU, the US Embassy in Bangladesh, and various non-profit. International Experience: Attended Women Leadership Training titled “Preventing Violence Against Women” through the International Visitor Leadership Program at the U.S. Department of State. Spent 53 years in Bangladesh (visited India, Switzerland, Nepal, , Bangkok). Languages: Bengali (native), Hindi (basic). Skills: MS Office package, PowerPoint, and Internet applications.

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