Due to the massive outbreak of COVID 19, countries have implemented lockdown measures in order to stop the massive spread of the coronavirus but the shocking fact is Violence against women and girls especially, domestic violence has intensified amidst this pandemic. SERAC-Bangladesh Chattogram division has convened a virtual session on November 25, 2020 for the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Sexual Assault Victims: We are together to address all kinds of violence against women and girls with concrete global actions during COVID19.
Through this session, the Executive Director of SERAC-Bangladesh revealed some important issues regarding Gender based violence and placed some suggestions in front of the youths. He also said, ” Youths are being involved in gender based violence again only Youths can prevent this sort of violence against women. They can bring out solutions and innovative ideas through which we can get rid of this crucial issue.
“The Chief guest of the session; Dr.Surajit Roy Chowdhury, MBBS, MD(Psychiatry), Department of Psychiatry, Chittagong Medical College Hospital, in his speech highlighted and presented some key psychological issues due to which people are getting involved in Gender based Violence. He also gave suggestions to the youths regarding how they could get rid of this circumstances.
40 participants attended this virtual session where they have shared their own experiences regarding gender based violence. Others who haven’t faced such violence asked about the preventions. The session ended with an interactive Q&A between the chief guest and the youths.