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Seminar on Fighting Trafficking & Violence against Women and Children: Overcoming Roadbumps in Khan Foundations Journey



Khan Foundation organized a seminar on Fighting Trafficking & Violence against Women and Children: Overcoming Roadbumps in Khan Foundations Journey on Monday the 24th of November, 2014 at 2:30 pm at Ballroom 1, Hotel Westin, Dhaka Ambassador Gerben de Jong, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangladesh was present as Guest of Honor and Mr Leo Kenny, Country Director, UNAIDS Bangladesh was present as Special Guest in the seminar. The theme of the seminar is tied to the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2014. The seminar was chaired by Advocate Rokhsana Khondker, Executive Director, Khan Foundation. One of the priority areas of Khan Foundation is promotion and protection of human rights and under the programme, Combating Trafficking and Violence against Women and Children: A Basic Human Right in 17 districts. This seminar was organized to discuss the findings of the Project, present some case studies and debate on the laws and legal provisions in the area. This project has set up mobile hotlines which are operated by local groups called Citizen/Community Watch Groups. This hotline service provides information, referrals and instant support, including legal help, medical assistance, and so on, to the callers. The presentation on Project findings was shared by Ms Nausheen Khan, Research Associate of Khan Foundation. The participants from the Grassroots level from different districts including NGO as well as local govt. representatives shared the experiences in the seminar. Md Emranul Haq Chowdhury, Director, UDDIPAN, Dr Ehsanur Rahman, Executive Director, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Md. Nur-A-Alam, Deputy Director, National Legal Aid Services Organization, Mr Mohammad Nazmul Haque (Sany), Mayor, Nagaon Pauroshava, Md Tazul Islam, Upazila Women Affairs Officer, Meherpur Sadar, Meherpur, Ms Rasheda Akhter, Vice Chairman, Chowddogram, Comilla, Advocate Hasina Mahmuda Siddika, Lawyer, Judge Court, Kustia were present as panel discussant in the seminar.
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