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Nari Maitree holds panel discussion on women’s wellbeing and rights

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 10th March, 2022 10:45:47 PM
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The non-government organisation ‘Nari Maitree’ organised a panel discussion and experience sharing meeting to observe the International Women’s Day 2022 at Hotel Best Western Heritage in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday.

Nari Maitree has been working with the support of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), funded by Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. The theme of the meeting was ‘Scaling up Prevention Efforts that Address Unequal Gender Power Relations as a Root Cause of Gender-based Violence'.

The panel discussion was attended by Samuel Komakech, Integrated Protection Coordinator, IRC, Sofia Canovas Pereda, GBV Sub-Sector Coordinator, UNFPA, Sarah Hossain, Programme Manager, BRAC and Naim Ahamed, Technical Manager- Hygiene, NGO Forum for Public Health, Shaheen Akhtar Dolly, Executive Director, Nari Maitree and many other international and national development organisations.

In order to make the development of the country sustainable, all those present, including men and women, were urged to work together as companions. They hope that the advancement of women will be further accelerated in the future with the conviction of equal contribution as men in building a happy, prosperous and democratic world.

Shaheen Akhtar Dolly, Executive Director, Nari Maitree extended her best wishes and congratulated all the women of the world and said: “Women with their talents and labour have ensured equal participation in all the progress and development of civilisation through eras.”

Manish Agrawal, Country Director, IRC stated, “Education, reproductive health rights, and self-change are three things that bring transformative changes and can break the bias.”

Nari Maitree has also been working to prevent gender-based violence in Rohingya Camp 14, Hakimpara, Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar.