Abhilash Medhi

Abhilash Medhi (Blind Education and Rehabilitation Development Organization (BERDO): Abhilash was born Assam, India. He earned a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India and then worked as an Assistant Systems Engineer with Tata Consultancy Services in Mumbai, India. Abhilash also volunteered for Child Rights and You in Mumbai, India where he specialized in child labour laws, helped build alliances against child labour, and developed micro-credit schemes for poor women. Abhilash volunteered at the 2nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2007). At the time of his fellowship Abhilash was pursuing a Master’s degree in Development Studies at The London School of Economics and Political Science.



The Political Tug-of-War, NGOs and the menace of trafficking

25 Jul

In an earlier post, I had touched upon how development in Bangladesh has been suspended between the government and NGOs. Read this newspaper story that scratches the surface, uncovers the nexus and reports on how NGOs have become embroiled (and understandably so) in the power struggle between the two leading political coalitions of Bangladesh:

http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=96385

In that same post, I had also referred to an incident of a lost girl. In the past week, I have heard of four more incidents of a similar nature. Human trafficking is a serious issue in Bangladesh and claims 10000 to 20000 victims (women, children and even adult males) every year. The connection between disability and the disgusting business of human trafficking is all too obvious. More on that soon.

Posted By Abhilash Medhi

Posted Jul 25th, 2009

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