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February 24, 2022 Centre for Peace and Justice

To commemorate the ‘World Day of Social Justice’ on 20th February, a national webinar on ‘Achieving Social Justice Through Formal Employment’ was held with 10 panelists.

The speakers pointed out that the imbalance that persists in the social protection system prevailing in the formal sector workers and the informal sector workers indicates to the need for an overhaul of the employment sector policies. Formulating a national workplan that focuses on establishing social justice for all workers is crucial to ensure social justice.

Former MP Mahjabeen Khaled, Co-chair of the Parliamentary Caucus on Social Justice; Honorable Member of Parliament Rana Mohammad Sohail; Abul Hossain, Acting Coordinator, DWRN; Honorable Member of Parliament Tanvir Shakil Joy, MP; Shahariar Sadat, Director, Academic and Legal Empowerment, CPJ, BRAC University; Anisur Rahman Khan, Director of Migration Program, Awaj Foundation; Towfiqul Islam Khan, Senior Research Fellow of Centre for Policy Dialogue and Honorable Member of Parliament Mir Mostaque Ahmed Robi, MP spoke in the webinar as panelists.

In the panel were also present two young activists, Sristi Chakma, Peace Café, University of Dhaka, and Md Rostom Ali, M. Phill fellow, University of Rajshahi, who expressed their perspectives on employment by pointing out the hurdles faced by the marginalized communities, such as women, youth and ethnic people.

The panel discussion was moderated by Syeed Ahamed, CEO, Institute of Informatics and Development (IID).

The speakers emphasized on drafting a national workplan which is needed for a cohesive approach to attain social justice for everyone at every level of employment.

The National Webinar was organized by Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ), BRAC University, and Institute of Informatics and Development (IID) in partnership with the Parliamentary Caucus on Social Justice.