Author Bio

Hana Shams Ahmed has worked as the coordinator of the International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC) for six years from 2009-2015. The CHTC is an independent body working to promote respect for human rights, democracy, and restoration of civil and political rights, participatory development and land rights in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, including examination of the implementation of the CHT Peace Accord of 1997. Hana is also a freelance writer and has previously worked as the Assistant Editor of the Forum magazine, a monthly news magazine of The Daily Star and as a Feature Writer for The Star magazine, a weekly magazine of The Daily Star. She has written about the rights of Bangladeshi migrant workers, Urdu-speaking groups of Bangladesh, sexual harassment of women, abuse of domestic workers, and nationalism and identity politics in the CHT.

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