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Sexual Harassment at Educational Institution & workplaces in Bangladesh

ActionAid Bangladesh is going to organize the sharing event of a research titled “Sexual Harassment at Educational Institution and Workplaces: Implementation Status of the 2009 Supreme Court Guideline”. The event will take place on 7 May 2018 tomorrow at 10:30 AM at Spectra Convention Hall, Gulshan-1. Following personalities will join the event.

Kazi Reazul Hoque, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh

Dr. Abul Hossain, Project Director, Multi-Sectoral Programme on Violence Against Women, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs

Shahnaz Huda, Professor, Department of Law, Dhaka University

Farah Kabir, Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh

Shireen Haque, Member, Executive Committee, Nari Pokkho

Khushi Kabir, Social Activist

Dr. S. M. Akbar, Managing Director, UBICO

According to a study by ActionAid Bangladesh in 2015, 84% of the women and girls respondents from seven cities in Bangladesh face ‘derogatory comments and sexually coloured abusive language’. To protect such violence, High Court Division (HCD) of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh (SC) delivered a landmark judgment in 2009 addressing the inadequacy of legislation and the lack of effective measures to address sexual harassment at workplaces and educational institutions. However, after almost nine years of issuance of the directives, the presence of an effective mechanism to address sexual harassment against women at educational institutions and workplaces is still not visible.

In this backdrop, ActionAid Bangladesh has conducted the research titled “Sexual Harassment at Educational Institution and Workplaces: Implementation Status of the 2009 Supreme Court Guideline”. Govt. officials, researcher, academician, social activist, the development worker from different sectors and organizations will also join the event.

The event will also include the awarding ceremony of “Nasreen Smriti Padak 2018”.

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