Zubaida Mannan, Bangladesh
I am Zubaida Mannan from Bangladesh, one of the awardees of the prestigious scholarship of the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation at the University of Sydney. I am a government servant working as Senior Assistant Secretary under the Ministry of Establishment. Before coming here I was Deputy Director in the newly established National Human Rights Commission in Bangladesh.
Human rights are totally a new conception for our people and government policy on this issue is very poor. At the same we lack skilled and efficient manpower to create human rights awareness among the people and force government to formulate appropriate and effective policy. This program will definitely enable me to contribute to formulating and implementing the required policy and create awareness of human rights among my people.