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Meet the Press

By farjana - Posted on 12 October 2015

A Meet the Press is to be held at the conference room of National Press Club, Dhaka at 11 a.m. on 14 October 2015. The event will be organized by VOICE and Beyond 2015. 

The meeting will discuss on how we, the stakeholders including civil society, media, business sector can play a collective role in review and monitoring SDGs. It will demand Government to formulate national strategy of implementation SDGs and form a national committee comprising the representatives from the different stakeholders in a transparent and accountable way. 

Meet the Press on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

By farjana - Posted on 09 September 2015

A MEET THE PRESS on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, 11 September 2015 at the Sagor-Runi Auditorium, Dhaka Reporters Unity, Dhaka. The occasion will jointly organize by VOICE and Beyond 2015. 

THE MEET THE PRESS will submit expectations and demands from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) towards the upcoming United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda that will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York. 

Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

By farjana - Posted on 30 August 2015

VOICE and Beyond 2015 is going to organize a seminar on "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" to be held in Mymensingh on 2 September 2015. It aims at engaging civil society actors in the discussion on SDGs and raise critical understanding for future collaborations implementing the SDGs at the national level.

Seminars on Sustainable Development Agenda

By farjana - Posted on 22 August 2015

VOICE and Beyond 2015 is going to organize seminars on "Environmental Sustainability, climate change and SDGs" will be held in Satkhira on 23 August 2015. And another seminar on "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" will take place at Jessore, Jhenedha, Narail, from 24-26 August 2015.  It aims at engaging civil society actors in the discussion on the environment, climate change in relation to SDGs and raise critical understanding for future collaborations implementing the agenda at the national level. 

Dialogue on "Financing for Development in Post 2015"

By farjana - Posted on 11 May 2015

A round table dialogue with media on "Financing for Development in Post 2015" will be held at the Saptahik Ei Somoy auditorium (44 Eskaton Garden, ground floor, Ramona, dhaka-1000) on Wednesday, 3:00pm., 13 May 2015. This will discuss the recommendations of the Beyond 2015 position on Financing for Development and will draw the attentation of the journalists to widely disseminate for public interest.   The dialogue is jointly organized by Beyond 2015 and VOICE. 

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National Convention on `Privacy Rights Protection

By farjana - Posted on 22 December 2014

Greetings from VOICE ( 

We are pleased to invite you to a National Convention on `Privacy Rights Protection' to be held from 9.30 am. to 2.00 pm. on 31 December 2014 at the VIP Lounge, National Press Club, Dhaka.  The programme will jointly be organized by VOICE and Privacy International in association with Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum, Equity and Justice Working Group, Susashoner Jonno Procharavijan ( Campaign for Good Governance), Online Knowledge Society, Campaign on Citizens Rights to Information. 

The Convention aims to broadly discuss the issues of privacy both of their practice and legal regime to raise critical awareness and perspective in order to uphold the rights to privacy. This will focus on sharing experiences drawing the interactions from the participants on privacy rights in Bangladesh. This will also discuss on how to build synergies and coherence among policies and look for influencing law and policy makers to formulate privacy policy and act to ensure and promote privacy rights. This will also present a draft on Privacy Protection in the Convention.. 

Talk show on Right to Privacy @ Boishakhi Television

By farjana - Posted on 28 October 2014

A TV Talk Show on Right t Privacy will be broacasted at Boishakhi Television today on 28th ctober 2014. Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, excutive director of VOICE and Privacy Rights advocate will moderate the show while Barrister Tanjib ul Alam and Prof. Shamim Reza from Dhaka University will present as discussant.  

Press Conference on UN General Assembly and Post agenda

By farjana - Posted on 17 September 2014

Greetings from VOICE!

You know that the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) theme is “Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda” while UN Member States are invited by the President of the 69th Session to comment on this issue during the General Debate (starting on September 24, in New York). During the UNGA, civil society organizations around the world are also gathering to raise their voices with specific demands for a just and fair world we want.

As you know, Hon'ble Prime Minister and the members of Bangladesh delegation will be attending the assembly and will be engaged in the discussions on the post 2015 agenda. As a research and advocacy organization, VOICE has been actively working on Post 2015 development agenda in partnership with others boat at home and global scale. Before the UNGA, we would like to draw the important issues to the public, thus, a press conference will be held from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on Friday 19 September 2014 at the Dhaka Reporters' Unity auditorium ((1st Floor, Sagor-Runi Auditorium) 8/4 A, Topekhana Road, Segun Bagicha, Dhaka). We will draw up the civil society position including Beyond 2015 in the briefing for the public interest. You attendance and contribution will enrich our position altogether.

National Seminar on Post 2015 Development Agenda: Towards a Transformative and Rights Based Development Framework

By farjana - Posted on 20 May 2014

VOICE cordially invites you to attend a national seminar on `Post 2015 Development Agenda: Towards a Transformative and Rights Based Development Framework’ which will be held on:

 Date: 24 May 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: VIP Lounge, National Press Club, Dhaka.

The seminar aims at addressing the lesion learnt and challenges of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and reconfirming rights, recognizing challenges and redefining new goals from civil society perspective contributing to the Post-2015 Development Framework.

 The United Nations has initiated discussions for the Post Development Framework as the MDGs will take an end in 2015. Governments, different stakeholders including NGOs and civil society organizations etc, are in active discussion on future development agenda contributing to the UN process.

 The seminar will bring a wide range of stakeholders including civil society, NGOs, rights groups, women, trade unions, economists, business groups, researchers, academicians, media etc.

 We look forward to your participation and contribution to the discussion on post 2015 development framework.


Lecture on Right to Privacy and Data protection

By farjana - Posted on 30 April 2014

VOICE is going to organize a lecture on `Right to Privacy and Data protection’ 30 April 2014 with Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology in Dhaka.  The lecture will focus on the issues of constitutional right of privacy in Bangladesh, consequence of ICT law into right to privacy,  the rise of communication surveillance, data protection etc. The lecture will be conducted by Ahmed Swapan Mahmud and Farjana Akter while Assitsant professor Ruhan Mahmud Shams, lecturer Rezaul Karim and Coordinator of the University Hasan Mahmud will present there. We are expecting more than 100 students to be present at the lecture event.