25 May 2022, Wednesday, Dhaka– Today’s youth are the future leaders of tomorrow and to build capacity and sensitization among them about challenging and conquering the fear of violence, Plan International Bangladesh and JAAGO Foundation launched a campaign on International Women’s Day 2022. The campaign was titled ‘Challenging Fear of Violence- Shohingshotar Bhoy ar Noy’. This campaign was designed to raise mass awareness among youth in Dhaka, Barishal, Rangpur and Cox’s Bazar.
On 25 May 2022, a national dialogue involving policymakers, NGO/INGOs, law enforcement representatives, and representatives from JAAGO and Plan International Bangladesh was held in Dhaka Sheraton Hotel. Youth representatives from different parts of the country were present at the event. Kashfia Feroz, Director- Girls’ Rights at Plan International Bangladesh moderated the discussion. This national dialogue aimed to discuss the situation around ‘fear of violence’, how it affects our daily lives and how to address the situation nationally.
One of the panelists of the discussion Mohd. Muhibuzzaman, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Children Affair said, “The government has taken initiatives and involved women in all the government systems. We are moving towards transformation sharing gender defined responsibilities. We request young people to come and join us to be involved in the process.”