Tuesday, May 30, 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: Civic rights team denied access to Bandarban for on-site inquiry to the alleged land grabbing and eviction of indigenous villagers

On 6 May 2017 a 14-member civic rights team comprising human rights defenders, journalists, social...

Bangladesh: Food crisis hits atleast 500 families of 45 indigenous villages in remote areas of Sajek in CHT

Food crisis or famine has broken out throughout the Sajek valley under Baghaichari Upazila of...

UNPFII: Kapaeeng Foundation urges to expedite functions of Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Commission and form a separate Land Commission for plains

In a statement at the 16th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous...

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: Let Romel be the last

Romel Chakma, a 20-year-old visually impaired ethnic minority young man, is dead. He hailed from...

Bangladesh: Food crisis hits Sajek valley

Acute food crisis prevails in different villages of the remote Sajek union under Baghaichhari upazila...

Bangladesh: Police probing Romel’s death

Rangamati police yesterday started investigating the death of Romel Chakma, an indigenous college student who...

Bangladesh: Army cremate Romel Chakma’s deadbody by pouring patrol without proper funeral and present of parents & relatives [UPDATE]

On 21 April 2017 at noon the army personnel led by Major Jakir, Second-in-Command of...

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...