“Violence against Women – prevent, not just protest”

“Violence against Women – prevent, not just protest”
11 March, 2019

CARE Bangladesh organizes Rickshaw rally to mark International Women’s day

To promote gender equality and raise collective voices against gender-based violence and harassment in workplaces around the world, CARE Bangladesh organized a colorful rickshaw rally on 11 March, 2019, Monday.  . The rally, held to celebrate International Women’s Day, started at 10am from the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and stopped for a while in front of National Press Club.  Following a brief discussion session, the rally then returned and ended from where it started. Representatives from CARE Bangladesh and other NGOs attended the lively rally.

The participants carried posters, banners and placards with messages on gender equality, women’s rights, workplace safety, violence against women and issues like that.

On the occasion of observing the International Women’s Day, Zia Choudhury, Country Director of CARE Bangladesh said, “CARE continuously advocates for gender quality and women’s rights. On this International Women’s Day, we want to promote a message of workplace safety for all women. I am happy that this message resonates with the Bangladesh Government’s promise of “Think equal, build smart, and innovate for change”.

International Women’s day is observed worldwide to respect and recognize women’s success and achievements. Moreover, this day is a reminder to bolster movements to establish women’s economic, political and social rights towards gender equality.

International development organization CARE has been working for decades to establish women’s right. CARE Bangladesh, along with many other countries, are working on a global campaign known as #March4Women. The main objective of the campaign is to stop gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work. You will find more information about #March4Women global campaign @ www.careinternational.org.uk/march4women

CARE is one of the world's largest international humanitarian organizations, committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Since 1949 CARE Bangladesh is engaged in numerous developmental work pertaining to women’s empowerment, food security and livelihoods, health and nutrition; agriculture, climate change and others.

The event received coverage on number of national print, digital and electronic media:

NTV Online

Prothom Alo online

The Financial Express

NTV - Broadcast [@ 27:30 min]

Channel i [@ 55:40 min]

Daily Janakantha

Daily Bhorer Kagoj
(Pg 3)

Daily Kaler Kantho


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