About us

Jumma Net (Japan) is a citizen's group working for conflict resolution and peace building in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Jumma Net was formed in Japan in 2002 with the aim of helping the indigenous Jumma peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, who have suffered from more than 20 years of armed conflict, to be able to live in peace with respect for their basic human rights and a chance to improve their living conditions. Jumma Net has provided emergency relief after outbreaks of violence, and supported victims of the conflict. It is also working with the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission, run jointly with human rights activists in Europe and Bangladesh, to monitor the implementation of the peace accord, investigate the human rights situation, raise international awareness, make recommendations to the Bangladesh government, and otherwise work towards a lasting solution to the problems in the CHTs. In Japan, Jumma Net organizes "peace missions" of Japanese citizens to the hill tracts, exchanges views with Japanese government officials, and organizes peace study workshops as well as speaking tours of guests from Bangladesh, an annual Jumma New Years celebration, film screenings, study groups and other activities.