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VOICE is a rights-based, activist organization working mainly on the issues of food sovereignty, aid effectiveness, economic justice, and the right to information and communication, both in Bangladesh and on a global scale. By building a broader constituency of alternative voices to the ‘mainstream development discourse’ through research and public education, VOICE is taking a stand against unjust and undemocratic practices.

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Latest publications on this Web site:

Capacity building workshop explores ways to strengthen freedom of expression online
¤ 23 January 2019
How can ordinary citizens of Bangladesh safeguard their online freedom of expression in line with existing laws and regulations? What is the prevailing state of online gender based violence against women? Do prevailing legal frameworks of Bangladesh impede press freedom? These and many other (...) read more

Freedom Online Dialogue: Conversations of Digital Rights, Security and Cyber Peace
¤ 13 December 2018
On 10 December 2018, Human Rights Day "Freedom Online Dialogue: Conversations of Digital Rights, Security and Cyber Peace" was held successfully at Bogura city with the participation of several stakeholders including deveopment professionals, young people and students, women activists, (...) read more

Freedom Online Dialogue held today in Dhaka
¤ 8 December 2018
Speakers stressed to strengthen freedom of expression online facing the restrictions and challenges. They emphasized to uphold the spirit of democracy in online space and urged to the government to comply with the commitments it made to Constitution and follow the International laws and (...) read more

Capacity Building Workshop "Rights and Freedom Online: Challenges of Digital Space, Cyber Crime and Security"
¤ 25 November 2018
A day-long capacity building workshop has been held on 23 November 2018 at the Greenpark restaurant auditorium at Mymensingh. Online activists, women and youth groups, journalists, teachers, IT professionals, NGOs and rights groups participated in the workshop titled ‘Rights and Freedom Online: (...) read more

Online freedom of expression must be upheld: Rights defenders
¤ 11 November 2018
Peace and security in the cyberspace are constantly being challenged while the scope of practicing free speech online is becoming more and more limited - participants said at a workshop in Dhaka today (November 10, 2018). Organized by Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE) in (...) read more

Capacity Building Workshop " Free and Open Internet: Cyber Peace, Security, Rights and Regulations"
¤ 8 November 2018
A Capacity Building Workshop titled " Free and Open Internet: Cyber Peace, Security, Rights and Regulations" to be held on Saturday, 10 November 2018 from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm., at YWCA, 3/23 Iqbal Road, Mohammapur Dhaka-1207 read (...) read more

A day-long consultation on ‘Development Effectiveness’ held in Dhaka
¤ 4 April 2018
Speakers emphasized researching to assess development effectiveness as well as dissemination of information about development effectiveness and the role of CSOs for better development results. A day-long consultation on ‘Development Effectiveness’ was held on 29 March 2018 in Dhaka organized by (...) read more

A consultation on `Development Effectiveness' to be held on 29 March 2018
¤ 28 March 2018
A consultation on `Development Effectiveness' to be held on 29 March from 9:30 am. to 4:30 pm. at YWCA auditorium, 3/23 Iqbal Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207. The objective of the consultation is to broadly discuss about the development projects and policies related to development effectiveness (...) read more

Workshop on`CSOS Enabling Environment and CSOs Development Effectiveness’
¤ 28 March 2018
A workshop (two-days-long training ) on `CSOS Enabling Environment and CSOs Development Effectiveness’ held on 4-5 March 2018 at CBCB Training Centre (24/C Asad Avenue Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Phone- 9123108; 9127339). The workshop discussed the issues of CSOs development effectiveness and CSOs (...) read more

Call to Observe International Privacy Day: Demand data protection law to secure personal information
¤ 28 January 2018
[VOICE, Dhaka, 28 January 2018] `VOICE’ an advocacy organization calls NGOs, civil society organizations and rights groups to observe Privacy Day (28 January) uphold the right to privacy and data protection. We urge the government to ensure people’s right to privacy through building policy (...) read more


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