Upon returning to the BIHR headquarters snacks were provided and a workshop was held around at . The workshop was mediated by Dustin Skelley, Student of Public health of Winnona University, Minosota in USA and the intern of interns of BIHR /BRCT and the a presentation on Human Rights and Health was given by Adv. Shahanur Islam Saikot, Executive Director of BIHR. Those who participated in the human chain & rally attended the workshop. The workshop covered several different topics but focused on the rights of women and children, the workshop was well received and very interactive. Several of the participants created group working and discussions by asking questions, by making their own comments and by sharing their own personal experiences. After the workshop lunch was given to the participants.
Following lunch around 2.30 to 4.00pm another session was held on BIHR fact-finding of the case of rape and abduction of minority girl in Bangladesh by Adv. Shahanur Islam Saikot, Executive director of BIHR, and an explanation of the fact-finding process and goals was given. Later a national network has been build up with the minority community people. The participants found this very interesting and were glad to receive some additional educational materials that were published by BIHR and its partner organizations BRCT. After the session the participants were thanked for their interest as was the staff at BIHR and BRCT for organizing such an event, and the staff at GHRD for helping fund the human chain, rally and workshop.
In the evening a street drama was held by NattoBeth at
beside the Teacher and Student Centre (TSC) of Raju
Memorial Monument around at ; the event started off with
a small crowd. Halfway through the drama more than five hundred people from
different ethnic, religious, race, profession, sex, institution, age had gathered to watch the skill of the
actors. There was a troupe of about 10 actors who had given a drama about the
difficulties that women face in Bangladeshi society. The drama highlighted the
discrimination that women face in their home lives, in the workplace, and from
various religious leaders as well as the various barriers they face in
educational institutions. The drama ended up being a huge success, and it was a
very effective way to communicate the pressures that women face in society and
entertain people at the same time. University
Overall the program implemented by BRCT was a huge success, media was present, and most importantly the people were present. By having events like this we continue to raise awareness about the rights of people and challenge the norms of society to make it a more fair and just place for all.