BRAC strengthens advocacy to ensure gender equality in the workplace
The development organization BRAC has adopted a plan to give maximum importance to the issue of equal facility and partnership of women in all humanitarian activities, including workplaces, alongside men in the days to to come.
BRAC will strengthen the advocacy campaign in the future to increase awareness among its employees in this regard.
It was shared on Wednesday during a training program titled “Mainstreaming Gender in Humanitarian Activities” at two separate hotels in the district town of Cox’s Bazar.
With financial support from the Australian government, BRAC’s Humanitarian Crisis Management Program (HCMP) hosted the two-day outreach program aimed at ensuring equal reach and participation of men and women in the workplace.
The two-day training will end on Thursday.
High-level and field staff from six NGO partners of BRAC are participating in the program.
BRAC’s six NGO partners are: SHED, PULSE, JNUS, AKLAB, NONGOR and Help Cox’s Bazar.
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Md. Hamidul Huq, regional manager of the Gender, Justice and Diversity (GJD) program within the framework of the BRAC HCMP; Malobika Sarker Choitei; Mohammad Nahiduzzaman; and Nilufa Yesmin; under the same program conducted the training.
Tanjima Zaman, GJD Program Program Manager at BRAC Headquarters; Subrata Kumar Sharma, technical manager of the same program at the regional office of Cox’s Bazar; were present as training associates.
Speaking at the event, Hasina Akhter Huq, HCMP Zone Director of BRAC, said that the issue of gender equality in the workplace is important from the current perspective.
She said BRAC will be running more advocacy programs in the coming days to increase employee awareness of this issue.