I’m Jerry Allen, a Country Coordinator in the UK South Asia team. I have lived and worked in eastern Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tajikistan and Bangladesh and travelled extensively in India. I consider myself an ’accidental activist’, as I found myself in areas where human rights atrocities are occurring with very little outside awareness. It made me realise that these issues are ubiquitous.
I am particularly interested in Bangladesh and in the issues of the Indigenous people of South Asia (land-grabbing, violence against women, accessibility to education and health, the need to preserve languages and culture, etc.).