25 May 2024, 19:53

Integrated efforts is must to prevent sexual harassment, cyber bullying

RAJSHAHI, May 25, 2024 (BSS)- Integrated efforts of all the government and
non-government organisations concerned can be the crucial means of preventing
sexual harassment and cyber bullying.
Civil societies and local government authorities should come forward and work
together to free the society from the crime as it is being judged as a human
rights violation at present.
Academics and researchers came up with the observations while addressing a
national dialogue seminar titled "Sexual Harassment at Educational
Institutions and Workplaces: Reality and Way forward" here today.

Rajshahi University (RU) sexual harassment prevention cell organised the
seminar at RU Senate Bhaban.

Vice-chancellor (VC) of Jagannath University Professor Sadequa Halim and RU
Pro-VC Prof Sultan-ul-Islam addressed the seminar as the chief and special
guests respectively with president of the cell Prof Tanjima Johra Habib in
the chair.

Judge of Rajshahi Divisional Cyber Tribunal Ziaur Rahman and its Special
Public Prosecutor Advocate Ismat Ara, Prof Abdul Alim of the Department of
Law and Prof Sadequa Banu of the Department of Psychology also spoke.

Prof Sadequa Halim said the government has adopted various need-based
initiatives to prevent women repression.
She termed the involvement of technology as reality of the present era and
there is no scope of remaining far away from the technology. But repression
of women using the technology is totally unexpected.
She also urged all quarters to remain cautious towards abuse of the
technology together with positive use of it.
Prof Sultan-ul-Islam told the meeting that the government has already taken
some steps for preventing the crimes.
Forging social resistance and waging a movement to end violence against women
and children have become an urgent need for building themselves as worthy
As a whole, all people should raise their voice and work together to address
the social problem collectively as only the government or any other single
organisation cannot bring any positive result in this regard.

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