UNDP and NHRC partner with CRI to campaign for women’s safety

The Women’s Safety in Public Places (WSPP) campaign will be launched via webinar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 A B

CRI’s youth platform, Young Bangla, has already paved the way towards women’s safety and empowerment

The Youth Platform of the Research and Information Center (CRI), Young Bangla, in collaboration with the UNDP Human Rights Program and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has launched a campaign titled “Women’s Safety in Public Places (WSPP)”.

The campaign is set to launch Wednesday at 7 p.m. via a webinar.

Young Bangla is the largest youth network in the country, which along with its sister organisations, has a long history of programs aimed at empowering women and combating violence against them.

As revealed by the partner organizations, the campaign will work extensively on raising awareness to end violence against women and ensure women’s education and empowerment, equal rights for both genders.

IRC Trustee and Co-Chair and Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Thematic Ambassador Saima Wazed Hossain and UNDP Country Director Sudipto Mukherjee will grace the launch with their presence.

Minister of State for Women’s Affairs and Children Fazilatun Nessa Indira, Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Chief Sustainable Development Goals Coordinator Zuena Aziz and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed will participate in a panel discussion as part of the online launch.

In early March, the Bengali Youth and Human Rights Program of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the campaign “Safety of Women in Public Places”. .

To that end, the youth organization has already laid milestones towards women’s safety and empowerment, and the latest campaign is set as one of those stones.

Young Bangla has since its inception, together with its partner organizations, carried out a series of activities such as workshops, seminars and plays to raise awareness about women’s empowerment, sources from the organization said. youth, adding that this campaign will serve as a springboard for this effort.

Mara R. Wilmoth