The event was organised at Cadet College Club in Dhaka.
The organisation, Adhunika, aims to help struggling women to be progressive and self-reliant. It was set up by Adhunika Foundation USA in 2003 with a
view of bringing positive changes in Bangladeshi women’s lives through enriching their skills in IT and other necessary areas. It also focuses on gender equality in Bangladesh. SAJIDA Foundation has been managing the centre since April 2012 after an agreement with Adhunika Foundation USA.
Hameeda Hossain, an eminent human rights activist and also a founding member of Ain O Salish Kendra, urged the women rights organisations to think about how all such organisations can collaborate and work for women development to leave an impact on Bangladeshi women’s lives.
Scholarship is an important component of development in Bangladesh, Farah Kabir, country director of ActionAid Bangladesh, said.
She also congratulated the people who work with girls below poverty line and open opportunities for them.
Lubna Marium, artistic director of Shadhona Cultural Circle, Zahida Fizza Kabir, executive director of SAJIDA Foundation, Mridul Chowdhury, CEO and founder of mPower Social Enterprises Limited and Tahmina Khanam, assistant professor of Department of Management of Dhaka University also attended the event.
Armeen Musa, a young artist, also performed at the programme.