BILS, with the support of Mondiaal FNV organised a workshop on gender and gender based violence at workplace on September 16, 2017 at BILS Seminar Hall aimed at setting role and activities of Trade Union including BILS to protest gender and gender based violence at workplace and building capability of National Trade Union oragnisations and area based committees regarding gender policy.
Main objective of the workshop was to train the participants for explaining gender and gender equality and equity, analysing gender based violence, gender discrimination at workplace, discussing gender, gender equality at workplace, organisations, Trade Union and explaining women empowerment, defining sexual harassment, analysing with the declaration and standard of existing laws and punishment against sexual harassment and national and international laws, involving gender policy at workplace, preparing gender policy at BILS and Trade Union, defining activities of Trade Union to protest gender based violence and formulating gender policy.
BILS Executive Council Secretary Rowshan Jahan Sathi, Bangladesh Labour Federation representative Firoza Mannan, Bangladesh Sramik Federation representative Ambia Khatun Shila, Jatiya Sramik Jote representative Hena Choudhury, Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik Federation representative Salma Akter, JSF representative Shahana Ferdousi, BJSD representative Lutfun Nahar Lata, TUC representative Shahida Parveen Shikha, JSJB representative Umma Hasan Jhalmal, Jatiya Sramik Jote Bangladesh General Secretary Naimul Ahsan Jewel, Jatiya Sramik Jote Working President Md. Abdul Wahed, TUC Women affairs Secretary Ayesha Islam, JSL Relief and Rehabilitation Secretary Promila Poddar, JSF President Quamrul Ahsan, BMSF President Lutfa Begum, JSL representative Kazi Rahima Akter Sathi, BFTUC Secretary China Rahman, BJSD representative Nasrin Akter Dina and Hamida Khatun, BJSF representative Shamim Ara, JSL representative Shamsun Nahar Bhuiyan, SWF representative Shampa Basu, BFTUC Secretary Pulak Ranjan Dhar, BMSF Oragnising Secretary Md. Shahidullah Badal, BSF General Secretary A A M Foyez Hossain, BILS Project Coordinator Nazma Yesmin were present in the workshop.
Another workshop was held regarding this same issue on September 23, 2017 at BILS Seminar Hall. Leaders of SKOP and BILS affiliated National Federations RMG Trade Union and IndustriAll associated Federations participated in the workshop.