Not Her Fault

Date 07-15-2018

A workshop and a panel discussion on women empowerment for the youth

17th March, 2018, Thames Square, Dhanmondi, Dhaka - The winners of the Voice for Change competition were awarded a grant of BDT 30,000 to organize a project. After planning and discussion the winners decided to organize “Not Her Fault” which is a workshop and a panel discussion on women empowerment for the youth which addresses the patriarchal stigma, victim blaming, rape culture and gender disparity in Bangladesh. The workshop dug deep into the root causes of these issues and conceptualized a scheme through which we can encourage young people engage in the discourse of sensitive matters regarding women to eventually desensitize these topics and remove the taboo that exists in society surrounding them. The event featured a workshop on the following issues: 1. Toxic Masculinity 2. Rape Culture 3. Slut Shaming 4. Victim Blaming The interactive session dealt with why we need discourse, where our society fundamentally does it wrong and the inner nuances of women’s rights and gender discrimination in the context of our society. The event was promoted through a Facebook event page: The full event was broadcasted live through Facebook. We have reached 80,000 people and engaged 3,000 people through Facebook. The live video has been viewed over 20,000 times. Speakers: 1. Raima Marium Haque 2. Myat Moe Khaing 3. Sakib Bin Rashid 4. Noshin Saiyara Panelists: 1. Farhaan Uddin Ahmed 2. Muktasree Chakma Sathi 3. Afreen Huda 4. Tanvir Ahmed YES Alumni Bangladesh Executive Committee Members: 1. Maryan Karmoker, General Secretary 2. Maesha Islam, Publications Officer 3. Tasneem Kibria Orpa, Treasurer YES Alumni Bangladesh Advisory Board Member and iEARN-BD Representative: 1. Mohammad Mustahsin Islam, Program Manager, iEARN-BD and Advisor, YES Alumni Bangladesh

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  • Human Rights
  • Youth Development
  • Gender


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