SUPRO Demands in the National Level Seminar
Ensure Pro-poor and Participatory District Budget Through Structural Reformation
Not bureaucratic centralized way, budget should be participatory, decentralized and pro-poor. Highlighting the demand of ensuring Pro-Poor and Participatory District Budget through Structural Reformation, Sushasoner Jonny Procharaviza n-SUPRO, one of the largest civil society networks in Bangladesh organized its national level seminar targeting the upcoming national budget for 2013-14 financial year.
Formulate and Implement Decentralized and Pro-people District Budget
Speakers at the Press Conference
The government should enact District Budget Law to formulate and implement district-wise budget with the objective of ensuring decentralization and people's participation, speakers said at the press conference organized by SUPRO on 4 April 2013 at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity.
The speakers also said that budget preparation process is centralized and is dominated by bureaucrats, which bars effective participation of people and their representatives. Decentralization is needed for framing and implementing budget, democratic budget. For this the government's desire and commitment is required.
SUPRO Organized Annual Program Review and Planning Meeting
As per its regular yearly program activity, SUPRO organized day-long Annual Programme Review and Planning Meeting at YWCA Auditorium, Mohammadpur, Dhaka on 16th March 2013 to analyze learning and challenges based on program activities of 2012. Again, as a part of planning, 2013, up coming projects and activities has also been discussed in the meeting. Representatives of SUPRO network member organizations from district level including District Secretary, National Council Members, District Committee Members, and District Campaign Facilitators were present and actively participated in the meeting. Md. Arifur Rahman, General Secretary of SUPRO delivered his welcome speech and emphasized the objectives of the meeting. The whole program was divided into three sessions.
Workshop with SUPRO National Council Members for adapting a HIV/AIDS policy for SUPRO
At present, Bangladesh is prevailing low incidence of HIV and AIDS, even though Bangladesh is at high risk country due to poverty, migrant labor issue, increasing number of drug users etc. Under this circumstance, SUPRO is in process to develop it’s Policy Paper considering three different aspects, these are- Program, SUPRO members and SUPRO Secretariat Staff. Thus, SUPRO came forward realizing the Workshop on Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS
SUPRO National Convention
‘People want to be ensured for their Basic Rights in Education and Health through ensuring Good Governance’
On 2nd March SUPRO organized National Convention making the slogan ‘People want to be ensured for their Basic Rights in Education and Health through ensuring Good Governance’. National convention was held at LGED Auditorium (level-2), LGED Bhaban, Agargaon, Dhaka. More than 450 SUPRO district committee members and local level civil society people from 45 districts of 7 divisions of Bangladesh along with SUPRO National Council Members has joined in this program. Besides, participants from national prominent civil society representatives and representatives from different media, education institutes, students, social activists participated in this convention.
SUPRO AGM 2012 held on 11 January 2013
Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2012 of SUPRO is held on 11 Januray 2013 at YWCA Auditorium, Mohammadpur, Dhaka. At the AGM presided by Chairperson Mutafizur Rahman Khan, SUPRO General Secretary Arifur Rahman welcome all members. The AGM was devided into two session. 1st session was inaugural and welcome session where all SUPRO members, Secretariat Staff and repesentative of Oxfam Novib (Mr. Dhana Ranjan Tripura) participated. The 2nd session was core sessions, organizational where only SUPRO members participated. Annual Program Report 2012 and Annual Fincial Statement 2012 of SUPRO were presented in the core session and approved those by all members. Therefore Program Plan for 2013 was placed and approved at the AGM.
We Demand Extreme Punishment to Rapists
Speakers at SUPRO Human Chain Protesting Rape Violence
To protest rape violence in Bangladesh and to demand extreme punishment/ death sentence to rapists SUPRO organized a Human Chain in front of National Press Club on 10 January 2013. Along with SUPRO, like minded organizations and its alliance members of Dhaka Campaign Group also make solidarity with the Human Chain. 45 district networks of SUPRO also organized Human Chain protesting rape at local level. Speakers at human chain demand highest punishment (sentence death) to rapists and rapid action against them who are related with the recent rape violence at Tangail, Savar, Faridpur, Sirajgonj and at any other places.
Amended VAT LAW 2012 Is Not Pro-poor
Speakers at the Press Conference
To share with media people how extreme poor will be affected through the recently passed Amended VAT Law 2012 by the Jatiya Sangsad, Sushasoner Jonny Procharavizan-SUPRO organizes a Press Conference on 3 December, 2012 at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU).
The Right to Safe Food should be a fundamental Human Right in Bangladesh
Sushasoner Jonno Procharavizan-SUPRO forms a human chain and street drama show in front of National Museum, Dhaka on October 16, 2012, Tuesday on the occasion of World Food Day, demanding steps to promote cooperatives for development in the agricultural sector to ensure safe food for all. SUPRO observed the day at grassroots with a view to inspire and mobilize people to ensure safe food for the people, who are lagging behind in the society.
SUPRO Demands Pro-poor Taxation Reducing VAT
To reform tax system ensuring people participation; to make tax policy pro-poor; to make tax system depended on direct tax rather than VAT; to make essential services free of VAT; to finalize VAT Law-2012 with the participation and opinion of people is the key demands raised from grassroots in the seminar on ‘Pro-poor Tax System in Bangladesh : Reality & Recommendation’ held at CIRDAP Auditorium on 1st October 2012 organized by SUPRO.