Students of the Department of Law of American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) took part in a two-day regional conference at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban in Dhaka University (DU) recently.
The conference titled “South Asia Regional Conference on Gender, Rights and Choices: Access to Justice in a Megacity” began on March 19, says a press release.
A team of 20 students of the university attended the second day of the conference on March 20 under the leadership of Prof Dr Taslima Monsoor, Adviser of Law of AIUB.
This was part of a student development initiative for law students undertaken by Md Khalid Rahman, faculty member of the Department of Law, AIUB.
The conference was organised jointly by SHOKHI project, Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust, Marie Stopes Bangladesh, Bangladesh Women’s Health Coalition and the Faculty of Law of the University of Dhaka. The embassy of the Netherlands in Dhaka supported the event.
It aimed to share experiences about systems and processes for ensuring access to justice in mega cities, particularly on gender-based violence, and to understand how multi-sectoral interventions on healthcare, social security, community solidarity building, livelihood and shelter can increase access to justice.