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Join One Billion Rising campaign Friday

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Udyame Uttaraney Shatakoti on Wednesday holds a press conference at the National Press Club to protest at violence against women. — New Age photoUdyame Uttaraney Shatakoti on Wednesday holds a press conference at the National Press Club to protest at violence against women. — New Age photo

Rights activists on Wednesday urged people from all walks of life to hold a mass gathering on the coming Friday to press for an end to violence against women.
At a press conference, they called on people to join the programme to be held at 2:00pm to mark global One Billion Rising for Justice.
One Billion Rising for Justice is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely near places where they are entitled to justice — court houses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not.
An alliance of rights group, One Billion Rising Bangladesh Chapter organised the press conference at the National Press Club.
OBR Bangladesh coordinator Khushi KAbir urged the country’s citizens to form gatherings in various locations including 66 districts.
In the capital, the event would take place at the Supreme Court Gate, she said.
Core committee member Fawzia Khandaker, Action Aid Bangladesh country director Farah Kabir, Hill Women’s Federation organising secretary Chandra Tripura and writer Jahana Noori were also present at the press conference.

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