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Workshop in Pabna raises awareness to combat sexual abuse

Chatmohar (Pabna) Correspondent

Published: 14:03, 9 February 2024

Update: 16:40, 9 February 2024

Workshop in Pabna raises awareness to combat sexual abuse

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A significant workshop was convened on Thursday (8 February) in Chatmohar of Pabna, aimed at halting the prevalence of sexual abuse against young women while fostering awareness among them.

Hosted at the Jhankra Government Primary School in the Haripur Union of Upazila. And the event was organized by the voluntary organization Silent Hands Support. The workshop titled ‘Good Touch & Bad Touch: Knowing the Difference’ targeted children of various age groups from the school as part of the Mass Awareness Project.

Over 150 students actively participated in the session. Rafiqul Islam, a member of Silent Hands Support Inc., delivered a keynote address during the workshop, which was chaired and managed by Tariqul Islam.

The event also saw the presence of Md. Fariduzzaman, the Assistant Education Officer of Chatmohar Upazila, along with Head Teacher Jahangir Alam, Assistant Teacher Hosne Ara Parveen, and other notable figures such as Pabna Districts Silent Hands Regional Representative Sarpot, and journalists Pabitra Talukdar, Mohammad Alauddin, and Mahmudul Hasan.

Following the informative session, various activities including music, ghazal, and quiz competitions were organized, showcasing the talents of the students. Nine students from the school emerged victorious in these competitions. Furthermore, every participant received recognition and awards from the organizing committee.

When queried about the significance of the workshop, Tahmina Ahmed Tania (Taj momo), the founder of Silent Hands Support Inc., expressed, This workshop was orchestrated with the primary objective of nurturing the physical and mental well-being of children within our society. Taj Momo emphasized the organizations commitment to fostering socio-economic change for marginalized communities and urged capable individuals within society to step forward and contribute to these efforts.