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Webinar on domestic violence during Covid-19 pandemic held Saturday

  • Published at 10:58 pm May 16th, 2020
Domestic Violence
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Dhaka Tribune was the broadcast partner of the webinar hosted by Aarna

Aarna, a campaign against gender based violence, on Saturday hosted a webinar on the sharp rise in domestic violence statistics worldwide against the background of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The webinar covered various issues, including victim shaming, lack of understanding of the cycle of abuse, social stigma, lack of knowledge and capability of supporting domestic violence victims at the community level.

Dhaka Tribune was the broadcast partner of the webinar.

Project Aarna aims to leverage the power of social media to influence constructive dialogue, increased awareness, empathy and call to action to end gender based violence.

The project will comprise a series of webinars featuring psychologists, social workers, activists, NGO representatives, development professionals, lawyers and domestic violence survivors with a view to promoting a multifaceted discussion on domestic violence and all the factors that enable it.

The panel discussions will be moderated online by Farhana Muna, alias Munatic, on social media channels that have an accumulated audience of over 100,000 people.

Through the power of story-telling and by leveraging social media platforms, these webinars will target an urban audience of people aged 18 – 35 to raise awareness, highlight socio-legal interventions and educate the masses on what domestic violence is and how best victims can be supported.

The first webinar of this series, held on Saturday, featured Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) Executive Director Sara Hossain, clinical psychologist Farah Deeba, and gender based violence expert and women's rights advocate Sadaf Saaz Siddiqi.

Other panelists include Sanjida Ahmed, solicitor and gender based violence expert Farisa Kabir, BLAST lawyer Nusrat Meraji, Samara Mortada from UN Women and Anjuman Ovi.

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