Speakers at SUPRO Human Chain Protesting Rape Violence
To protest rape violence in Bangladesh and to demand extreme punishment/ death sentence to rapists SUPRO organized a Human Chain in front of National Press Club on 10 January 2013. Along with SUPRO, like minded organizations and its alliance members of Dhaka Campaign Group also make solidarity with the Human Chain. 45 district networks of SUPRO also organized Human Chain protesting rape at local level. Speakers at human chain demand highest punishment (sentence death) to rapists and rapid action against them who are related with the recent rape violence at Tangail, Savar, Faridpur, Sirajgonj and at any other places.
Sushasoner Jonno Procharavizan-SUPRO forms a human chain and street drama show in front of National Museum, Dhaka on October 16, 2012, Tuesday on the occasion of World Food Day, demanding steps to promote cooperatives for development in the agricultural sector to ensure safe food for all. SUPRO observed the day at grassroots with a view to inspire and mobilize people to ensure safe food for the people, who are lagging behind in the society.
The grassroots people, they pay tax to government. The Bangladesh Constitution recognizes citizens’ right to food in state policy. Article 15 (a) of the constitution stipulates the fundamental responsibility of the state to securing to the citizens the provision of the basic necessities of life, including food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care. Government should ensure safe food for poor and poorest of the poor of Bangladesh.
“Government has to take the main responsibility of ensuring healthcare for all”, speakers demanded that in a SUPRO organized human chain. The human chain was organized to mark the World Health Day, 7 April 2012, at 11.00 am in front of National Museum at Shahbag, Dhaka. SUPRO observed the day as part of its ongoing campaign for essential services. Along with SUPRO, its alliance members of Dhaka Campaign Group also participated in the event. This year’s theme is “Good Health adds life to years”. It focused on the importance of good health of the elderly people and to their healthcare needs.