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National Human Rights Commission and UNDP jointly launch programmes to mark International Women’s Day  

| Updated: March 09, 2021 16:55:35

National Human Rights Commission and UNDP jointly launch programmes to mark International Women’s Day   

To commemorate International Women’s Day 2021, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are organising a number of events, including dialogue, and TV talk show on “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, according to a statement.

The noted actress and media celebrity Bidya Sinha Saha Mim today joins the campaign on Women’s Safety in Public Places (WSPP) to raise awareness on this pressing issue affecting women and girls all over Bangladesh. 

The campaign, jointly initiated and organised by NHRC, UNDP and Young Bangla -- the youth platform of the Centre for Research and Information (CRI) – is expected to encourage and bring about positive transformations on perceptions, attitudes and behaviors of youth and others towards women and girls.

Human Rights and Justice Program (HRJP) of UNDP is also currently hosting a virtual mobile photography exhibition to showcase photographs taken by a group of youths principally from the left-behind community, using their own mobile phones, to capture the lives of women and girls in their communities.

As preparation for the exhibition, a total of 26 young female and male participants, principally from left-behind communities, attended a mobile photography workshop, facilitated by renowned photographer Prito Reza.

One aspiring young photographer, Sumita Rabidas, from Gaibandha district shared her experience and excitement at having the opportunity to attend photography training; "I previously only thought of the selfie while taking mobile photographs. By now, I have realised the power of mobile photography after attending the sessions and taken some photographs of community women. Since I am from left-behind community, I will be able to portray the struggle of women and girls from my community on the occasion of International Women Day 2021."

Online exhibition (http://iwdexhibition.jubobangla.com.bd/) is live from today (March 08) for a month where viewers will be able to share comments and opinions.

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