Sunday, March 8, 2015

Be Woman: Be Yourself

Happy International Women's Day!

Through the whole day I have heard many sugar-quoting; some of them might actually come true, but for instance lets say we are not buying it.
It's time to unquote the sugar.

I would start with some factual information followed by a story of a little girl.

Do you know there is an International Men's Day too which is on November 19th?
I bet very few are aware about it. However, everyone knows the exact date of International women's day and every year it is celebrated with great joy, many events take place, many slogans are heard many promises and demands are made.
But, have you ever seen anything happening on the particular day which is attributed to the men?
At least I have not.

Let me tell you a story.

Once there was a little girl who badly wanted to go outside and play with the nature. She wanted to explore the secrets of butterflies, wanted to touch the green meadow, wanted to feel the rain.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dialogue Exchange Program of British Council: Youths Are Raising Voice

10 Youth Leaders with South Asian Regional Director Stephan Roman and other officials of British Council

Today we attended an open discussion and dialogue exchange program hosted by British Council. This event took place at EMK Center, Dhaka. We, ten youth leaders of Bangladesh, met Asia's Regional Director Stephan Roman, and discussed on various issues which the youths of Bangladesh are frequently facing in this country.

Demands were made.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Up for School: We Demand Safe Environment for Children Education

Our campaigning "Up for School" is a stand for securing a ground for safe children education through worldwide and a symbol of rejection to the incident "2014 Peshawar School Massacre" in which 145 people, including 132 schoolchildren got killed by terrorist attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. This is an International Campaigning conveying the message that every child has the right to go to school, without danger or discrimination. For this campaigning we have taken some initiatives as awareness raising, making documentaries, signing petition and spreading voice in support of this cause.

We campaigned and stood for the cause on a liberal ground seeking for the proper establishment of human rights and we are thankful to the teachers and all those beautiful children who supported us from the beginning to the end.

Here are some clips of our campaigning while we visited two of the schools of Bangladesh for the making of our documentary.

Save Bangladesh: If Democracy Is Dying, Then What All This Leadership Is About?

He said halfheartedly, "Sorry, no one is particularly ready to come forward. They're all afraid to take any step. Specially in this condition. Saying that it's not safe"

I looked upon  my friend's face, exasperatedly " What do you mean? Are they safe enough if they would not take part? Are they safe by any means?"

He replied making a face sort of I-don't-know-what-to-say, "They're saying that's a different case. Plus such movement can be turned into political agenda"

I controlled my temper.
"Okay, So taking part in some movement to protest against this unstable political situation generating violence which is causing deaths after deaths of innocent people everyday, doing all sort of damages to our daily living state, left us with no security and guarantee of life even if we didn't do anything- this whole thing makes a definition of political agenda. Right."

I knew I had to start it alone, so I turned around and added, " If that's what leadership actually means, I better start like an ordinary person. I will go alone, and campaign, as an individual. We can campaign for Palestine, Pakistan and everything, but just not for our own country.
Because that's when it becomes all political.
Of course it's political.
If the problem lies in politics, how could anyone solve it without tempering it? Still I tried to make it as much prompt and liberal as I could. But I guess, no one is ready to take such vast responsibility"