'NEERA' a Prime Bank Initiative for Women, has hosted a webinar aiming to raise social awareness about prevention of violence against women and importance of mental health wellness.
NEERA organized the webinar as part of observance of 'International Human Rights Day' on December 10, said a press release.
Iconic women leaders and mental health experts discussed at length about ways to create awareness about women rights, share good practices and solutions to bring an end to violence against women and drive the importance of mental wellness in the webinar.
Shaila Abedin, head of segments of consumer banking division of Prime Bank moderated the session.
Tawhida Shiropa, founder and CEO of Moner Bondhu, Jannatul Ferdoush Peya, lawyer and model, Kazi Rumana Haque, psychosocial counselor of Moner Bondhu and Ivy Bhuiyan, cultural activist of Satyen Sen Shilpi Gosthi took part as the panelists, according to the press release.
They shared their firsthand experience and valiant stories in fight against violence towards women, the press release said.
NEERA hosted the discussion to spark discussion, engage people and act towards mass awareness about mental health wellness in the face of increasing violence against women by depicting the accurate extent and depth of this vital aspect of life.
The panelists underscored the need for social awareness and legal reforms to eradicate gender discrimination and violence against women, the press release reads.
They pointed out that the incident of gender violence escalated during the pandemic and stressed for concerted efforts to eliminate the social stigma from the society.
The event was live streamed from Facebook Page of Prime Bank and Neera, the press release further said.