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Zonta to celebrate ‘16 Days of Activism’

Zonta to celebrate ‘16 Days of Activism’

Zonta Club of Greater Dhaka has chalked out various programmes to celebrate 16 Days of Activism campaign from November 25 to December 10.

During the 16 Days of Activism, the intention is to take local, national and international actions to influence the making and implementation of laws, as well as changing gender-based attitudes and behaviours to end violence against women, the club said on Tuesday.

News agency United News of Bangladesh (UNB) is the media partner of the events.

‘Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women’ campaign is a great opportunity to make Zontians around the world commit to a common goal to end gender-based violence, it said.

The Zonta Club of Greater Dhaka will host three webinars and a TV talk show and radio programme from Wednesday to celebrate the campaign.

The webinars include Radio Talk Show with Irene Rabbani, Tootli Rahman and Aniza Chowdhury on stopping child marriage on November 26.

In the first webinar at 6pm on November 27, Prof Dr Nashid Kamal and Barrister Rizwana Choudhury will share stories of personal victimisation and case studies.

President of Zonta Club of Greater Dhaka, Ztn Dr Simeen M Akhtar, will be present at the webinar which will be moderated by Advocacy Chairperson, Ztn Tootli Rahman.

The second webinar, scheduled for 6pm on November 30, will be held in partnership with ULAB. Vice-chancellor of ULAB Imran Rahman and industrialist and philanthropist Akhter Matin Choudhury will join in the webinar as panelists.

A TV talk show will be held on December 5 on Channel 71 on gender equality.

The third webinar “strokes against violence” in partnership with Cosmos Gallery will take place at 8pm on December 9.

The campaign was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of Zonta’s efforts to end violence against girls and women.


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