Concerted efforts of all government and non-government organisations concerned can be the best ways of protecting human rights for ensuring dignified life of the people.
People of all levels should raise their voices for establishing their equal rights in the society besides forging social resistance against the violators of human rights.
Social watchdogs and development activists came up with the observation while addressing a quarterly district level meeting with human rights defenders at Hotel Warisan in Rajshahi city on Wednesday.
Barendra Unnayan Prochesta (BUP) organized the meeting supported by Manabadhikar Shongskriti Foundation (msf) under its ‘Defending through Network Strengthening’ project.
MSF Founder President Advocate Sultana Kamal addressed the meeting as the focal person with BUP Executive Director Foyezullah Chowdhury in the chair.
Chief Executive Officer of DASCOH Foundation Akramul Haque, former Deputy Director of the Department of Social Services Mozammel Haque and development activists Afzal Hossain, Raj Kumar Shaon and Sohel Rana also spoke.
Members of the civil society, social watchdogs and pressure group members joined the meeting and took part in its open discussion putting forward a set of recommendations on how to protect human rights.
Sultana Kamal said establishing transparency and accountability in every sphere of life has become crucial to ensure human rights to all.
She said the human rights situation should be improved collectively and the social watchdogs can play a vital role in this regard. Sultana Kamal told the meeting that msf is an entity committed to protect and promote human rights across the country.
Besides, msf believes in all human rights principles and norms and most importantly human dignity.