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Shreya organizes ‘Unbound 2021’ which underscores the significance of women’s safety in cyberspace

  • Published at 01:49 pm October 9th, 2021
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The main focus of the event was creating a platform for women to voice their opinion and concerns related to gender equality and digital safety for women

Shreya, a digital platform for women, organized an event styled as ‘Unbound 2021’ at Radisson Blu Water Garden Dhaka on October 8. 

The event was held to shed light on pertinent issues such as gender equality and digital safety for women, according to a press release.

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atikul Islam sent his best wishes. Aroma Dutta, a Member of the Parliament, UNFPA Representative Asa Torkelsson; Shaila Abedin, executive vice president at Prime Bank; Farha Mahmud Treena, vice-chairperson of Investment Committee, e-CAB and Kazi Ali Reza, director of Dhaka Ahsania Mission, former UNIC representative graced the occasion with their presence along with Sanzida Chowdhury Swarna, founder and CEO of Shreya, high officials and group members of Shreya attended the event.

The main focus of the event was creating a platform for women to voice their opinion and concerns related to gender equality and digital safety for women. 

Speakers and guests at the event underscored the necessity of ensuring safety for women in the society for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5 (Gender Equality). 

Ishtiaq Ahmed PPM, additional deputy commissioner of Police, Cybercrime Investigation Division, CTTC, DMP, discussed the steps that should be taken to ensure security for women in cyberspace. 

Meanwhile, motivational speaker Solaiman Shukhon, actress Natasha Hayat, singer Putul Sajia Sultana and media personality Peya Jannatul shed light on the etiquettes of using social media. 

Shreya is a widely-acclaimed platform for women consisting of around 45,000 active members, which is playing a pivotal role in eradicating gender barriers and creating a space for women entrepreneurship. 

It has facilitated countless lives through community activism, mutual support and business creation and promotion. 

Aroma Dutta, MP, shared: “I am mesmerized at what Shreya is doing for the womenfolk and so glad to be a part of this event as this attests to the fact that women of our country have progressed a lot. They are now talking about eliminating gender bias and empowering them. I believe groups like Shreya will keep organizing such events for the welfare of women.”

UNFPA Representative Asa Torkelsson said: “The time is ripe for raising our voice for the safety of women in cyberspace as the rate of harassment and abuses against women is on the rise in cyberspace. I thank Shreya for organizing an event on this and also, taking initiatives for encouraging women to do something on their own.” 

The program was live-streamed on Shreya’s Facebook page and women from middle and affluent classes participated at the event.

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