Against Involuntary

POSITION: Philippine Project Coordinator
LOCATION: Quezon City, NCR
DURATION: Project-based/Full-time

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Today, on International Women’s Day, AFAD pays tribute to the strength of all women, to those who have played a major role in the fight against enforced disappearances in the past and to those who continue their struggle for truth and justice today. 

Despite all the difficulties faced by women victims of this crime, women are often at the forefront of the struggle against enforced disappearances, being wives, mothers, sisters and human rights defenders at the same time.

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GENEVA (24 February 2017) – United Nations human rights experts* are calling on Bangladesh to act now to halt an increasing number of enforced disappearances in the country.

The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances says the number of cases has risen from a few isolated cases a few years ago, to more than 40 now, and that the number is continuing to grow. Independent reports blame the Rapid Action Battalion of the Bangladesh Police for several disappearances and extra-judicial executions, notably of political opponents of the Government. 

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