A discussion and film screening event on human rights were held in Rajshahi on Monday marking the 70th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights.
The Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh, the office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, and Ain-o-Salish Kendra (ASK) jointly organised the event.The Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, Mia Seppo, and the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Swiss Embassy, Christoph Fuchs, spoke at the event.
Eminent human rights activist Khushi Kabir, Prof ANM Wahid and Prof Bokhtiar Ahmed of Rajshahi University participated in the panel discussion, while Sheepa Hafiza, the executive director of ASK, moderated the discussion.
It may be mentioned that, the event in Rajshahi is a part of an international human rights film tour in over 45 countries organised by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva.
In Bangladesh, the film tour is traveling to six cities in total, including Dhaka, Rangpur, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal and Chattogram.
The event was widely attended by Rajshahi based human rights and civil society activists as well as university students. The award winning Swiss film “Sonita” featuring gender rights issues was screened at the event.