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10th Anniversary Events – May 2013

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Friday 31 May, 2013

Voices from the Hills
Teach-in on the Human Rights Situation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
Venue: Action Centre, Amnesty International Australia WA Office
Presentation by Bablu Chakma (CHRE Masters student)

About Bablu Chakma:
Bablu Chakma is an Indigenous activist belonging to Chakma Indigenous group in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh. He is currently completing his Master of Human Rights at Curtin University and interning as a project assistant under the project titled Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at Amnesty International Australia Perth office. Previously he worked for Kapaeeng Foundation, a human rights organization for the Indigenous peoples in Bangladesh as well as Chittagong Hill Tracts Hill Students’ Council, the largest Indigenous student organization working for the rights of the Indigenous peoples in Bangladesh. He is passionate about human rights and social justice, particularly about the rights of Indigenous peoples and other minority groups in Bangladesh.

On the night:
A group of supporters gathered at the Amnesty International offices for a delicious dinner prepared by Bablu and friends, followed by an introduction to the Teach-In by Dr Lynda Blanchard from the Centre, the presentation by Bablu, and then a video about the story of the land struggles of people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Everyone there was enlightened by the facts presented by Bablu and attendees undertook to support the cause in some way. Thank you to Bablu and Ken, both students/alumni of the Centre, for organising such an informative and warm event.

If you would like to find out more information about the people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, please download these contact details.

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