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BRAC to strengthen advocacy on protecting employees from sexual exploitation

BRAC, one of the world’s largest NGOs, has said it will strengthen advocacy activities on safeguarding its employees from sexual exploitation and abuse.

A training programme on safeguarding employees and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) concluded at a hotel in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday.

About 160 trainees under different programmes of HCMP of BRAC participated in the four-day training, organized by HCMP of BRAC, said a media release.

The training was aimed at raising awareness on the issue of ensuring safe atmosphere for employees, partners, beneficiaries, volunteers, suppliers, Rohingyas and host community of BRAC by protecting them from abuse and exploitation.

Hasina Akhter Huq, Area Director of HCMP of BRAC; Hasne Ara Begum, Technical Head of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) of HCMP spoke on the concluding day.

BRAC to strengthen advocacy on protecting employees from sexual exploitation

Shahana Hayat; Operations Head of HCMP; Zia Uddin, Head of Admin, Logistics and Procurement of same programme; Mohammad Mahmudul Hasan, Assistant General Manager of Human Resources Division of HCMP; attended the second and the third days’ sessions.

Farzana Siddiqua, Manager of training and safeguarding Unit of HCMP of BRAC; moderated the event.

Khondoker Shafiqul Alam and Nitu Barua of Learning and Leadership Development Programme of BRAC; conducted the training at the concluding session.

Kirtee Bejoya and Rezaul Kabir were present as trainers on behalf of BRAC.

Hasne Ara Begum said, BRAC is eager to create a good culture for protecting its employees and keeping atmosphere of workplace safe by upholding its values.

Hasina Akhter Huq said safeguarding is not merely an issue of employees’ protection. Rather, it should now be considered as responsibility so that “we ourselves being conscious can maintain proper atmosphere at our workplace.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh