The main activities of the BHRDC are given below :

  • Record incidents of human rights abuses and disseminate for social sensitization and policy advocacy for improvement of the human rights situation
  • Sensitize law enforcement agencies to make them responsible to maintain standards for treatment of suspects and refrain from using excessive force
  • Disseminate information about human rights through the print and electronic media
  • Mobilize human rights defenders through networking and advocacy
  • Initiate dialogue among relevant stakeholders including government officials, political parties, media, civil society organizations and human rights defenders for restoration of rights and dignity
  • Provide professional development opportunities for Bangladeshi journalist and community members in use of ICT
  • Build capacity or community members, civil society representatives in promoting rights issues in rural areas in order to achieve Vision 2021 in line with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Enable significant and sustainable reduction of the dependency of poor households on children’s hazardous and exploitative work in selected areas by 2015
  • Improve children’s working conditions in selected areas and use lessons learned to promote similar approaches
  • Ensure the activities of key actors in the implementation of ILO Convention 182 and the preparation of the Time Bound Programmer for the Elimination of Child Labour (TBP) are in consultation with children and uphold children’s best interest
  • To increase the capacity of the State in combating violence against children, especially girls
  • To radically reduce the number of children held in custody through the development and advocacy of alternatives to custody and the provision of legal support
  • To improve access to relevant information and services on health, particularly sexual and reproductive health for adolescents, enabling them to protect themselves against STIs and HIV/AIDs, in a friendly environment
  • To work with key nutrition stakeholders, including Government of Bangladesh to develop effective approaches for combating child malnutrition, as alternatives to the current Growth Monitoring and Promotion approaches
  • Strategic partnerships to build linkages between NGO and GO education programmers focusing on inclusiveness and quality have been developed and sustained
  • Examples of good practice (role models) of inclusive, child-friendly learning environments for change and replication have been developed
  • Safeguard children in emergency through preparedness and response