South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

Muktasree Chakma Sathi

- Bangladesh -

Muktasree Chakma, with a background in law, is a rights activist and researcher and Founder and Executive Director of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) based organisation, Supporting People and Rebuilding Communities- SPaRC. SPaRC’s work focuses on improving both traditional and formal justice systems in Bangladesh to ensure justice for women and girls. She is a Core Group Member of the longstanding organisation, SANGAT, A Feminist Network.

She worked with several international organisations as a consultant and researcher. Her research have been published internationally including Minority Rights Groups International, London and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact etcShe worked as a journalist with leading Bangladeshi English newspapers covering human rights issues and International Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh.

Her works mainly focus minority’s rights but not limited to religious or ethnic minorities. In her words – whoever are in the lower level of “power ladder” are the minorities. She has been working in the area of women’s rights, LGBTQI and indigenous people’s rights for more than 15 years.

Among her achievements are being Bangladesh’s first indigenous woman to win the UNICEF Meena Media Award and becoming a fellow of the UN OHCHR Fellowship Programme, Acumen Fellowship Bangladesh Programme and Swedish Institute, Sweden.