Speakers said in a Human Chain
To protest against the unjust debt and foreign aid and undue interference of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) like WB, IMF and ADB, Sushasoner Jonny Pracharavizan -SUPRO organized a Human Chain on 3 July, 2012 in front of National Press Club. Dhaka Campaign Group and other like-minded organizations expressed their solidarity in the human chain. Criticizing WB’s recent decision to withdraw padma bridge loan, speakers told that World Bank is itself a non-transparent and autocratic organization. They also told World Bank has ultimately taken its position against mass people rather than corruption by declaring withdrawn of loan for Padma Bridge.
Media Freedom Helping to Transform Society
Media plays an important role for a positive change of society especially to changes of life of grassroots and marginalized people. A free press provides a window through which all other abuses of fundamental rights can be revealed. Journalist and press play an active role to provide news and information to the society. But in least developed countries or where governance institutions are weak, journalists suffered a lot, sometimes at the cost of their lives collect news and information. In its various campaign and advocacy, SUPRO integrate news and information of press. On the other hand, journalists always extend their cooperation for dissemination of the campaign information and for effective advocacy.
Connecting Girls, Inspiring Future
Half of the world population is woman and it is not possible to reach towards inclusive development without all-round participation of women, and today’s young girls are future women and with this view the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day has been chosen as ‘Connecting Girls, Inspiring Future’. SUPRO being a rights based organization showed full solidarity with the theme and organized a Human Rally, Signing Campaign and Street Drama to observe the International Women Day on March 8, 2012 in front of National Museum, Dhaka.