UNDP, NHRC join hands with CRI to campaign for women’s safety

Published: 14 October 2020

Post Desk :  The Centre for Research and Information’s (CRI) youth platform Young Bangla, in collaboration with UNDP and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), is going to start a campaign titled ‘Women’s Safety in Public Places (WSPP)’.

The campaign will be launched formally at 7:00 pm today through a webinar, said the sources at Young Bangla, the largest youth network in the country, which along with its related organizations has long been carrying out programs to ensure women empowerment and curbing violence on them.

As revealed by the partner organizations, the campaign will work extensively on raising awareness to stop violence against women and ensure education and empowerment of women, equal rights for both genders, said a CRI press release.

CRI Trustee and Co-chairman and Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Thematic Ambassador Saima Wazed Hossain and UNDP Country Director Sudipto Mukherjee will attend the launching ceremony.

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

Earlier, in March, the Young Bangla and Human Rights Programme of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the ‘Women’s Safety in Public Places’ campaign.

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

Young Bangla has, since its inception, been carrying out, along with its partner organizations, a series of activities such as workshops, seminars, and dramas to boost up awareness about women empowerment, said sources at the youth organization, adding that this campaign will springboard that effort.