Celebration of International Day for Elimination Violence against Women

Umme Mahbuba
Posted November 26, 2010 from Bangladesh

Violence against women is one of the most widespread violations of human right in worldwide. Women in all over the world are facing sexual and gender based violence in every single day and every spears of their life. Consequently, they lose their enthusiasm, efficiency and potentiality. To make this world a better place for all women and eliminate violence against women UN General Assembly designated 25th November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by recognizing the urgent need for the universal application to women of the rights and principles with regard to equality, security, liberty, integrity and dignity of all human beings.

Wearing pink color ribbons and hanging posters with messages to stop violence against women the students of Asian University for Women and members of UNYSAB (United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh) Asian University for Women Chapter came out on the road for forming human chain. Beside this, for making awareness among the people and the community UNYSAB AUW Chapter has organized and attended in several programs like, poster presentation and poster competition, movie and documentary show on violence against women related issues, publishing magazine entitled "PINK HOPE: A Call for a Better Tomorrow for All Women ", collecting sign and messages, workshop on human right and discussion secession on "Women and Law in Bangladesh: Problems and Possible Solutions", conducted by Professor Saira Rahman Khan, form School of Law, BRAC University. She mostly talked about that every year women in Bangladesh fall victim to domestic violence, rape, acid attacks and sexual harassment which lead mental and physical damage and sometimes leading to death, although the prevalent criminal laws on violence against women are exist. Also, she instigated a discourse on why so many women fail to get justice and highlighted the existing laws that pertain specifically to issues of violence against women.

N:B: You can watch the video of human chain here: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1723449811107&oid=144755612230198 Although the celebration was for one day long, this is not the end of the participation of UNYSAB AUW Chapter’s members on elimination of violence against women as we are going to work with a local NGO named YPSA, from where they will be closely working to eliminate violence against women. We believe that we have the power to make a difference in the lives of those women who encounter gender-based violence and to make a better world where man and women are treated equally.

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Monu Gupta
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 11, 2011

The observations as you have explained regarding the violence of women’s rights that I myself been observing since my beginning of understanding of life similarly. The 40th anniversary of our independence is very close to hand and the participation of women in liberation war has been historically recognized. During the liberation war period, the women of our country had been severely victim of torture, killing as well as violent behavior by brutal Pakistani army and their local evil collaboration and today the women once again becoming victims similarly by the hands of men of Independent Bangladesh for which the women did not fight against oppression army in 1971. Unfortunately, we are passing the days under these circumstances in our beloved country.

The nature of violence of women in other parts of earth might be dissimilar but the effects of violence are absolutely parallel.

I strongly believe that only young forces can play the vital change maker’s role to change the long-lasting suffering condition of women. And instead of only working at urban areas, the young change makers should come voluntarily at the grassroots where thousands women are looking at fearless, uncompromising educated young to stand besides them to fight against collectively.

REMOLD, a NGO which exclusively works for women and children’s’ rights issues and I am working there as Executive Chief. I would be swollen with pride if I get the opportunity to be a part of your movement in future days.

Friends, stay close under an umbrella to attain a better tomorrow for women.

Umme Mahbuba
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 17, 2012

Hi Mr. Monu, Thank you so much for your comment. I agree with you and I respect your feelings. Also, the way you are concern and aware about the violation of women right is really remarkable. I wish every man in Bangladesh would think like you. Thank you for you message again, I will definitely try to work with your organization.

Best regards, Umme Mahbuba