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Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (HRCBM)

Silver Spring, United States
Joined February 2021

HRCBM in Brief HRCBM is a registered under 501 C (3) Charitable Organization in USA and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC of the UN. It is also registered in many countries.

Presence in: United States
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Governance, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

It is an advocacy organization and a platform for a worldwide campaigning movement dedicated to protecting the human rights of people in Bangladesh. In particular, HRCBM works for marginalized people of Bangladesh including minorities. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct, and to bring offenders to justice.

We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We demand the government and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We follow the guideline enshrined in UDHR, the International Bill of Rights, and other standards. In general, we are working to end xenophobia, human rights abuse, racial discrimination, civil resentment, brutality, and oppression against minorities in Bangladesh.

Mission Statement
We are a human rights organization and have no political interest of any sort, however, we will oppose any government law that discriminates against minorities including the 8th amendment of the Bangladesh constitution and vested property act. Racial discrimination and xenophobia in Bangladesh must be ended and any offender who has committed human rights abuse against minorities should be prosecuted. We will pursue our activities through a worldwide campaign and followed by an appeal to the government of Bangladesh and world leaders to end human rights abuses in Bangladesh.
The Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities is a worldwide organization that aims to: Promote Human Rights, help stop human rights abuses against minorities in Bangladesh and bring offenders to justice for their criminal conduct of present and past.

People Associated With This Organization

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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