Young Bangla, UNDP, NHRC start campaign for women’s safety

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 17:21, Oct 14,2020


Centre for Research and Information’s youth platform Young Bangla in collaboration with Human Rights Programme-UNDP, and the National Human Rights Commission has set out on a campaign titled Women’s Safety in Public Places.

The campaign is set to be launched at 7:00pm on Wednesday through a webinar.

Young Bangla is the largest youth network in the country, which along with its related organisations has long been carrying out programmes to ensure women empowerment and curb violence against them.

As revealed by the partner organisations, the campaign will work extensively work on raising awareness to stop violence against women and ensure education, and empowerment of women, equal rights for both genders.

CRI trustee and co-chairman and Climate Vulnerable Forum thematic ambassador Saima Wazed Hossain and UNDP country director Sudipto Mukherjee will grace the launching with their presence.

State minister for women and children affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira, state minister for information and communication technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak, chief coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals Zuena Aziz, and inspector general of police Benazir Ahmed will attend a panel discussion as part of the online launching.

Earlier in March, the Young Bangla and Human Rights Programme of United Nations Development Programme signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the Women’s Safety in Public Places campaign.

To this end, the youth organisation has already set some stepping stones towards women’s safety and empowerment, and the latest campaign is set as one of those stones.

Young Bangla, along with its partner organisations, had been carrying out a series of activities such as workshops, seminars, and dramas to boost up awareness about women empowerment, said sources at the youth organisation, adding that this campaign would springboard that effort.

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