Awareness Needed for Prevention of Sexual Harassments in Digital Platform: BUBT Law Dept.’s Seminar
Published On: 21 Apr 2018

April 11, 2018, BUBT, Dhaka:

Sexual Harassment using Digital Platform, apparently, has increased today and we can prevent this harassment by only thinning out social awareness.  Speakers and Analyzers said in a Seminar on Wednesday Afternoon, April 11, 2018. The Department of Law & Justice of Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) organized this Seminar on “Violence against Women and Sexual Harassment in Working Place: A Legal and Socio-Economic Analysis” at the Hall Room of the University’s Rupnagar, Mirpur-2, Permanent Campus.

Speakers also said that the violence against Women and sexual harassment at work have increased day by day. Women workers are being the victim by their office “Boss” or the colleagues. Beside this outlook, we can see, Men are also being the victim of Sexual Harassment and Violence but they cannot speak up, because they are ‘Man’ socially.

Mr. Raquibul Haque Miah, Legal Adviser, Bangladesh, International Air Transport Association (IATA), Canada, was the Chief Guest of the Seminar. He said that Women are changing our country’s economy to a vigorous point, but the change makers are not secured. This is totally unacceptable. We should make our workplaces secured for Women by setting up CCTVs in every corner of the workplaces. If we fail to do that, Women might not go out and, eventually, our economy’s growth rate might fall down.  He suggested that Women should inform police immediately when they face challenges on the road, office, Campus and everywhere.   

Ms. Rowshan Ara, Project Director, Naripokkho and Ms. Selina Ahmed, Executive Director, Acid Survivors Foundation were the Guest Speakers.

The Project Director of Naripokkho Ms. Rowshan Ara, said in her speech that, Sexual Harassment on the Internet is now in a cautionary level. In her opinion, the irritation is not occurred only by touching, it also can be possible on the internet and the pornography is the last weapon of this harassment and violence. She advised our sons to learn how to use digital devices safely and how to be safe on the internet.

Prof. Mian Lutfar Rahman, Proctor, BUBT was the Special Guest. Dr. Syed Sarfaraj Hamid, Dean, Faculty of Law presided over the Seminar. Ms. Falguni Mozammel, Assistant Professor, Department of Law & Justice was present as the Convener of the Seminar. Deans of various Faculties, Chairmen of the Departments, Faculty Members, Students and officials were present at the Seminar.

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Awareness Needed for Prevention of Sexual Harassments in Digital Platform: BUBT Law Dept.’s Seminar


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