Fellow Since 1988
This description of Fazlul Huq's work was prepared when Fazlul Huq was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1988.
Fazlul Huq grew up in Madaripur in southern Bangladesh, earned his law degree, experienced the struggle for independence and its aftermath, and began spending much of his time serving poor clients, especially the most vulnerable -- women and the Hindu minority -- pro bono. After handling 2000 such cases personally, he's now building Bangladesh's major rural legal rights/assistance effort. He's making the transition from local practitioner to leader in a national movement to enable the poor and weak to realize and exercise their rights.
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