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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Beach Benefit Concert to Stop the Gang Rapes of Minority woemn in Bangladesh

Beach Benefit Concert to Stop the Gang Rapes

On the 16th of June, Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) will launch its year long campaign: ‘Stop the Gang Rapes’ at the beach club ‘Lekker’ at Scheveningen, The Hague, from 6pm until midnight. Live performances will be given by: the finalists in the 2007 Amsterdam Pop Awards, Valerius ; Brand New Déjà Vu: A Scottish jazz/funk band with extensive experience on the British and international music scene; and the winners of the Dutch Grand Prix of Music: Little Things That Kill.

Besides the performances of the bands, the Beach Benefit Concert will also address the current human rights situation in Bangladesh through speeches and a visual presentation.This campaign, along with active humanitarian assistance can make a difference. By increasing awareness of the horrible atrocities which are taking place in Bangladesh, it will become more and more difficult for the government of Bangladesh to keep denying the facts. In the process, GHRD also aims to provide a basic level of security and stability for the victims of abuse with the goal of reintegrating them into their communities.Throughout the evening, proceeds from the sale of food and beverages as well as an auction of Fair Trade products, amongst other items, will go directly to supporting our ‘Legal assistance and rehabilitation of abused women and girls’ project in Bangladesh.Strandtent Lekker! Is located on the beach of Scheveningen at the height of “Vitalizee”, a spa, between the Kurhaus and the “Aquarium Sea Life”.”