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UNFPA organises knowledge sharing event in Dhaka

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A Knowledge sharing event on child marriage in the context of Covid-19 pandemic and menstrual health management in urban slums was held at InterContinental Hotel in Dhaka today (September 18, 2022).

The event was organised by UNFPA aiming to discuss the findings of the two studies — one to shed light on the situation of child marriage during Covid-19 and the other on menstrual hygiene management of women and adolescent girls in urban slums — that were recently conducted with a view to understand experiences of girls and women and encourage greater investment in research and programming, reads a press release.

Md Hasanuzzaman Kallol, secretary of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, was present at the event as chief guest while Farida Pervin, director general of Department of Women Affairs was present as special guest.

Prof Dr Syed Md Golam Faruk, former director general of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education was present at the event as key discussant.

Among others, Masaki Watabe, deputy representative of UNFPA Bangladesh also spoke at the event among others.

Officials from Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MOWCA), Department of Women Affairs (DWA), Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE), National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB), representative from INGOs, Development Partners, UN agencies and National NGOs, academicians and members from civil societies, students were also present at the event.

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