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Dr. Doftori, Bangladeshi origin elected to Finnish Green Party’s Equality Committee


Dr. Mojibur Doftori, currently a Deputy Member of the Party Council, the apex policy-making body of the Finnish Green Party, has been elected to a crucial position within the party’s working committee. Dr. Doftori brings a wealth of experience, having previously served in various capacities within the Green Party, including as a member of the Immigration Committee Working Group and Vice-Chair of the Helsinki Committee, representing the Finnish capital city. Additionally, he held a significant role as a member of the Helsinki City Council’s Equality and Non-discrimination Commission.

Beyond his political commitments, Dr. Doftori has an accomplished professional background, having worked as a researcher at both Tampere University of Finland and Roskilde University of Denmark. His teaching experience includes South Asian Studies at Helsinki University. Notably, he contributed to PEN International, a London-based organization dedicated to safeguarding writers and journalists’ freedom of expression globally, serving as a researcher. Dr. Doftori has also held leadership roles as a trustee of PEN Finland and as the chair of its Writers at Risk and Writers for Peace Committee, representing the organization at international conferences in Norway, Ukraine, and India.

Adding to his list of responsibilities, Dr. Doftori is a trustee of the Humanist Association of Finland and chairs the Finnish chapter of the Forum for Secular Bangladesh.

Expressing gratitude for his election to the Green Party’s working committee, Dr. Mojibur Doftori stated, “I am thankful to Finland’s Green Party for electing me to its important policymaking expert group. I am humbled that I will be able to serve the Greens, the party that is committed to environmental protection, gender equality, and equality for all in Finnish society, including immigrants. I believe, by joining hands together, we can make Finland a fairer society for all.” Dr. Doftori’s appointment signifies a continuation of his dedicated contributions to the Green Party’s mission of fostering a more inclusive and equitable Finnish society.

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