Monday, April 24, 2017

Bangladesh-Flag-8The majority of Bangladesh’s 142.3 million people are Bengalis but approximately 3 million are indigenous peoples belonging to at least 54 different ethnic groups. These peoples are concentrated in the north, and in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in the south-east of the country. In the CHT, the indigenous peoples are commonly known as Jummas for their common practice of swidden cultivation (crop rotation agriculture) locally known as jum. (IWGIA)

Bangladesh: PCJSS demands cancellation of illegal removal of Kyawba Mong from chairmanship of Rowangchari Upazila Parishad and withdrawal of all fabricated cases against him

Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) strongly demands for immediate cancellation of order for removal...

Bangladesh: PCJSS condemns arbitrary arrest and brutal torture of two members of PCJSS & PCP in Kaptai and demands immediate release

In a press release signed by information and Publicity Secretary of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Smahati...

Bangladesh: Discussion on Government Pledges and Situation of Indigenous Women and Girls held in Dhaka

KF Report: On 20 March 2017, Kapaeeng Foundation (KF) and Bangladesh Indigenous Women’s Network (BIWN)...

Bangladesh: Full and Immediate Implementation of Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord...

The CHT Peace Accord ended 22 years of war between the Government of Bangladesh and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS). 17 Years...

Regional Report of the Partnership between Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the UN-REDD Programme

Thirteen countries in Asia are preparing to get ready for REDD+. While these countries are...

Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21

This report is a summary of national reports of indigenous peoples from 12 countries in...

Indigenous peoples human rights defenders field handbook on human rights documentation and advocacy

This Handbook provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions on how to document human rights violations, particularly indigenous...

National security laws and measures: The impacts on indigenous peoples

The implementation of national security laws, measures, programs and policies results to serious and adverse...

Indigenous Peoples & National Human Rights: Institutions in Asia Good practices and challenges

This publication is a compilation of seven country studies conducted in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,...

Bangladesh: An innocent Jumma student killed in a brutal torture of army in Naniarchar

A 19-year old Jumma student was killed in a brutal torture of army in Naniarchar...

Bangladesh: Court starts hearing petition for reinvestigation

A Rangamati court on Wednesday started hearing a petition seeking reinvestigation into the abduction of...

Bangladesh: Punish attackers, return land: Demand Santals

Indigenous Santals formed a human chain along Rangpur-Bogra highway at Gobindaganj in the district yesterday...

Bangladesh: Chakma college girl found throat-slit in Khagrachhari

Police recovered the throat-slit body of a female college student from her house in Arambagh...

Bangladesh: 23 ethnic people killed last year

At least 23 people, including six women and girls of indigenous communities, were killed in...