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Toxic Chemicals Used by Leather Tanneries in Bangladesh Continue to Harm the People of Hazaribagh

July 17, 2011

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WRITTEN BY: Ashly Bloxon BANGLADESH.— There are about 200 leather tanneries in the Hazaribagh district of Dhaka in Bangladesh. The tannery industries of Hazaribagh are situated in the densely populated residential areas of the district. Tanning and making leather involves the application of numerous chemicals, most of which are potentially harmful to the workers, environment and […]

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‘Daughters of the Brothel’ Chronicles the Stories of Former Sex Workers of the Chaturbhuj-sthan Brothel in India

July 6, 2011

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WRITTEN BY: Ashly Bloxon INDIA. — Home to about 10,000 women and children, Chaturbhuj-sthan is a brothel in Bihar, near the border of Northern India. Historians believe it was first established during the Moghul era. Prostitution has become a family tradition in Chaturbhuj-sthan, passed down from generation to generation. After reading Jugnu, a 32-page monthly magazine written and […]

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Bangladesh to Hold Trials For 1971 Atrocities

May 21, 2011

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BANGLADESH.–  The Bangladeshi government has begun an effort to bring to trial those responsible for atrocities during the struggle for independence in 1971. Seven people have been arrested to date under the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act. Five are members of the Jamaat-e-Islaamiya Party, a group against the establishment of an independent Bangladesh, and two from the main opposition […]

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