Linked with Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha BNPS.
She is one of the 1000 women proposed for the Nobel Peace Price 2005.
She says: “It is not just in Bangladesh, everywhere in the world inhumanity and fundamentalism are major forces now! If we are to make a good future, more people need to be more proactive”.
Rokeya Kabir (born 1952) was one of the first activists in Bangladesh to forge the crucial link between grassroots women and the national and international women’s movements. To materialize this global interconnection of grassroots movements, she and other women’s activists set up the Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha in 1986. For 25 years now, she has been working on women’s rights and minorities issues, incurring the wrath of the country’s fundamentalist forces. Undeterred, she wades on-downsizing her operations and functioning with practically no funding. (1000peacewomen).
Some articles and texts naming her (I have not put all texts naming ‘our’ Peace Woman, being not sure she was meant):
Rokeya Kabir is named on adhunika/heroes among us;
Address some crucial issues urgently or they may cast a shadow on election, Discussion in city told, Jan. 19, 2008;
Economic freedom not possible without democratic govt, January 19, 2008;
World Bank IMF Advice Reproduce Poverty: We Must Prepare Our Own Strategy, April 15, 2005;
REPORT OF THE 7TH MEETING OF THE WORLD BANK EXTERNAL GENDER CONSULTATIVE GROUP, 2003;
Rokeya Kabir’sWomen’s Dev Centre launched;