The guests and participants of both WPC have projected the theme of this year’s Women’s Day “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights” through placards, banners, festoons and t-shirts.
CPJ has facilitated the establishment of WPC at two regional universities. This is an innovative and pioneering initiative to engage young female students for promoting peace and cohesion in the society under ‘Empowered Women’ and ‘Peaceful Communities’ projects. Both projects are supported by UN Women Bangladesh. Mr. Zia Uddin has been coordinating the WPC initiatives and the celebration of this day at both JKKNIU and BRUR campus as a project manager of Empowered Women Peaceful Communities Project at CPJ.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, both WPC’s undertaken a number of initiatives to create awareness among both male and female students. WPC BRUR organized a debate competition on Women’s Peace and Security, taekwondo training by 80 students who received a 3-month long training from WPC, photography competition on Empowered Women, launching of the WPC website, magazine and brochure and photography exhibition on the yearlong activities of WPC. The WPC JKKNIU launched a wall magazine, organized a 2-day long training on mobile film production, organized a chess competition for women and placard writing competition.
On the occasion of the celebration, the WPC BRUR has awarded certificates to 40 students who completed a 3-month long training by WPC BRUR.
To commemorate the pioneer of women’s rights and empowerment in South Asia, Begum Rokeya, the delegation of CPJ BracU along with selected mentors and members of WPCs visited the Begum Rokeya Memorial Centre at Pairabond, Rangpur.