One of the oldest Units of ASK, Publication and Communication Unit (PCU) plays a behind-the-scenes but significant role in ASK’s advocacy efforts to reorient public opinion and encourage human rights activism. The Unit started its journey by publishing “Sanglap”, an issue-based publication, in December 1993.
The Unit works with publishing periodicals, books and pamphlets bearing ASK’s insignia. The focus of such publications is contemporary human rights issues and issues of laws and policy. PCU’s periodicals have emerged as an important resource used by members of the legal profession, law students and human rights activists.
Bulletin is a regular publication of ASK published quarterly in Bangla since 1994. The Bulletin is containing the news and analysis of the latest changes in laws and policies affecting human rights, analysis of judgments and directives from courts in upholding human rights and gender issues.
Every year the PCU publishes various books focusing on human rights and gender issues. Issues of the books range from core human rights to the contemporary national human rights issues. PCU also helps other Units of ASK publishing books and pamphlets.
PCU is often having articles in different national daily newspapers. Apart from analyzing the laws and the human rights situations and issues, these articles raises a voice and express a concern over the violation of women rights and human rights and help raise awareness and form opinion on these issues. This helps AKS reaching the common people and raises awareness and form opinion on contemporary issues.
PCU publishes pamphlets on different legal- and gender issues. These pamphlets present different civil, criminal and personal laws, which are used in everyday life, and is written in a simple language.
Currently the Unit has three staffs and renowned writer Shaheen Akhter has been working as an editor since the beginning of the Unit.
Some major Publications of the Unit are – Manobir Nishongko Mon, Paribarik Ain a Bangladesh er Nari, Jonosharte Mamla, Juddhaparadh, Cikitshai Obohela, RAB- Santrash Nirmul Na Rashter Santrash, Narir 71 o Juddhaporoborti Katthokahini, Ainer Katha etc.
Currently the Unit has three staff members
Relevant Links from old website:
Publication and Resources:
- Quarterly Bulletin – All the bulletins from March 2008 to March 2013 are available at http://www.askbd.org/web/?page_id=708
- ASK Publication List available at http://www.askbd.org/web/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Publication_List.pdf
- Human Rights Reports (1996 – 2010)- available at http://www.askbd.org/web/?page_id=430
- Special Publications – available at http://www.askbd.org/web/?page_id=711
- Annual Reports (2006- 2010) – available at http://www.askbd.org/web/?page_id=447
- Articles in English – available at http://www.askbd.org/web/?page_id=577
Articles in Bangla – available at http://www.askbd.org/web/?page_id=576