Sexual harassment and violence against women persist as pervasive societal issues, compromising their safety and well-being. Despite increased awareness, these problems persist in various settings, hindering gender equality. Addressing the root causes, promoting education, and implementing effective preventive measures are crucial to creating a safer and more inclusive environment for women.
To address the issue, Amal Foundation conducted a free two-month training course on “Lorbe Nari Gorbe Desh” with the funding of City Alo and WeDo. By giving women self-defense instruction, mental health counselling, physical health counselling, and legal advice, the project aimed to empower women to confront violence without fear and to move freely and safely with equal rights. It also aimed to raise public awareness of sexual harassment and violence against women through the BTL Campaign.
This effort was successful in raising awareness of the problem of sexual harassment and violence against women. 25 women were trained in self-defense. The session had the ability to inform participants about women’s menstrual hygiene, cleanliness, indications of mental illness, and venues for talking about these issues. The program helped women understand their legal rights and advantages and gave them tools to deal with discrimination.