Sushashoner Jonno Procharavizan (SUPRO) observed World Health Day 2014 with full enthusiasm and great exertion through a peaceful Human Chain at Shahbagh, in front of National Musium, Dhaka, where various likeminded NGOs, CSOs, Dhaka Campaign Group, Budget Alliance Group, Green Voice & Students Forum joined and expressed solidarity with the popular demands for ensuring health rights for all. On the other hand SUPRO district committee also organized rally, human chain and different type of programs in 45 districts to observe the day.
Health is our right: Ensure the accessibility and rights of essential services specially health for the citizens by enhancing the capacity of government health institutions in assurance of essential drugs. Highlighting the theme of the Day all speakers came into the point that in the FY 2013-14 health budget is 4.3 % only of the total national budget which is 0.8% of GDP. Besides, according to World Health Organization, the health budget should be 5% - 6 % of GDP of any country.
On the eve of International Literacy Day on 8 September 2013, SUPRO organized several programs like Education Fair in district level and human chain in central level. Education fair (Rally, Display, Quiz, Essay / painting competition, cultural functions etc) on the campaign theme of SUPRO at district level in 45 districts. The 45 districts are Faridpur, Jamalpur, Rajbari, Mymensingh, Shariatpur, Tangail, Netrokona, Gopalganj, Rajshahi, Gaibandha, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Natore, Pabna, Sunamgonj, Moulovibazar, Sylhet, Bogra, Jaipurhat, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Chapainobabgonj, Nilphamari, Thakurgaon, Hobiganj, Chittagong, Feni, Comilla, Noakhali, Rangamati, Lakkhipur, Bagerhat, Khagrachari, Chuadanga, Jessore, Jhenaidah,Khulna, Kushtia, Pirojpur,Magura, Narail, Sathkhira, Borguna, Barisal and Potuakhali. On the other hand human chain held in front of national museum, Shabagh, Dhaka at the time of 10.00 am to 11.00pm. Human chain also held on the campaign theme of SUPRO. Dhaka campaign group, students forum and SUPRO staffs are participated in the program . Among the total numbers of participants (75) 45were male and 30 were female. Md.Areful Islam, AC-Tax campaign of SUPRO presented the program.
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.