SERAC-Bangladesh is committed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions), and so we run a project tilted Peace Adda that brings diverse groups of young people to share knowledge, experience, and thoughts around peace, conflict, and tolerance factors.The Peace Adda-2 was hosted on 30th April, 2018 at SERAC-Bangladesh (Dhaka Office).
SERAC-Bangladesh believes that, dialogues among young people will generate consensus for non-violent activism, and exchange knowledge of peaceful cohesive societies. So we opened the floor to the participants to bring in issuesthey would like, and they spoke about sexual harassment in public transports, abuse of women in socialand family levels. A video documentary was shown on sexual harassment in public transports, ratio of harassment,trafficking and all forms of violence against women, girls, and children at everywhere. It also focused onhow young people struggle to in harassment, war, conflict, violence, intolerance, and extremism in Bangladesh and globally. The conversation also explored the essence and relevance of UN Sustainable Development Goal 16. And they alsocame up withtopics like social change programs, positive changes, engaging family members and aware them and youth on violent extremism, harassment and other kind of abuse cases.
The event was chaired by Executive Director S M Shaikat, others attended the meeting included Deputy Program Manager Shamiul Haque, Program Officer Sadia Rahman, Assistant Director Abdul Wadud, Volunteer Management Officer Tanzima Islam, Admin Officer Tareqer Rahman, Sabiha Afruz Administrative Associate and volunteers Nahidur Rahman, Asif Anwar and AnikaNowshin, Ayesha Akter,Moshiur Rahman Riaj as a guest and as it was moderated by Program Associate Syeda Sharika Arafin.