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Council of Minorities

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Joined September 2016
Presence in: Bangladesh

Council of Minorities is a Council or platform for minorities/indigenous community of Bangladesh based in Dhaka. It was established in 2012. Its Vision is of ‘A peaceful-poverty & xenophobia-free world where people, especially minorities/indigenous peoples, the Powerless & marginalized will have equal opportunities to live with dignity and hope.

Council of Minorities promotes the minorities/indigenous rights and status of minorities/indigenous alongside fighting for peaceful-poverty & xenophobia and access to justice for minorities/indigenous particularly for the most disadvantaged communities in Bangladesh.

People Associated With This Organization

Khalid Hussain

Bangladesh  
Council of Minorities
Joined June 2012
Khalid Hussain is a lawyer and human rights advocate who grew up in Geneva Camp in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since his youth, he has been an advocate for the rights of the camp-dwelling Urdu-speaking community of Bangladesh and other minority communities. Khalid is President of the Association of the Young Generation of Urdu Speaking Community (AYGUSC), and is Chief Executive of the Council of Minorities in Bangladesh. Currently Council of Minorities and NAMATI jointly implementing a camp based paralegal project within Urdu Speaking camps in Bangladesh.

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Mohammad Ziauddin

Bangladesh  
Council of Minorities
Joined September 2016
Interests: Citizenship
I am Mohammad Ziauddin. I am working as a Program officer in council of Minorities. I have completed Honors and Master degree in Social Science. I also completed GDHRM and PGDHRM from United international University (UIU). I am very much interested learn to Legal empowerment Law after that I can easily work our community. He was born in 1st January’1986. He lives in Dhaka. Since his youth, he has been working as a Social worker for the rights of the camp-dwelling Urdu-speaking community of Bangladesh and other minority communities. Presently he is working empowering linguistic Minorities to realize Citizen’s right in Bangladesh (ELMRRB) project. Mohammad Ziauddin is a Program officer of the Council of Minorities in Bangladesh. Currently Council of Minorities and NAMATI jointly implementing a camp based paralegal project within Urdu Speaking camps in Bangladesh. Mohammad Ziauddin has 10 years of experience with BWHC, Marie stopes and DSK. He has experience Domestic Violence, Child Rights, Human Rights in General, Paralegal, Salish Management, Human Rights Project Management, and Livelihood etc. Council of Minorities promotes the minorities/indigenous rights and status of minorities/indigenous alongside fighting for peaceful-poverty & xenophobia and access to justice for minorities/indigenous particularly for the most disadvantaged communities in Bangladesh.

Tora Chisim

Bangladesh  
Council of Minorities
Joined January 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Other, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Presently working for Council of Minorities (CoM), based in Dhaka, Bangladesh; a Human Rights organization with a special focus on establishment of minorities and indigenous Rights in Bangladesh.

Balmi belongs to "Garo" a matrilineal indigenous community in Bangladesh and pursued her LL.B. and LL.M. from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She also worked for different national and international organizations prior to joining CoM.
Mohammad Ziauddin is the network champion (main point of contact) for Council of Minorities.

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