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Knowledge on SRHR can curb harassment: Inu

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Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday said, "Accurate knowledge on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) will help us reduce sexual harassment and gender discrimination."
Stating Sexual and Reproductive Health as a fundamental human rights issue, he said, " Lack of discussion on the topic causes detrimental effects on both the society and the economy. Spreading knowledge on SRHR can improve family planning, maternal and child health, and on a larger scale, it also helps prevent sexual harassment, gender-based violence, and other forms of discrimination."
He said this as the chief guest in an inauguration ceremony of a 'Knowledge Fair on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)' organized at the Spectra Convention Centre in the city.
Share-Net Bangladesh, a Knowledge Platform focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) organized the program.
The Minister asserted "The Government of The People's Republic of Bangladesh is actively working to improve the situation on SRHR. The Sustainable Development Goals include sections particularly on SRHR, for example, a target set in Goal 2 aims to ensure sexual and reproductive health and rights for all."
Furthermore, he emphasized on the role of young people to take the country closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also to improve the economy.
Special Guest Jeroen Steeghs, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, said "Gathering information, its dissemination and sharing knowledge are crucial. That is why platforms like Share-net Bangladesh are so important. It serves as a platform with a community of practice working for SRHR."
Sabina Faiz Rashid, Dean and Professor, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, said, "When we are talking about sexuality, we are not just talking about sexuality of sexual minorities. We're talking about sexuality of the mainstream young people and adults, and there is a culture of silence. We live in a sort of a public paradox where you can talk about these issues, but you also can't. So, I can't look at a better time for advocating the issues of SRHR."
Ella de Voogd, Senior SRHR and Gender Specialist, RedOrange Media and Communications said, "Strengthening SRHR is to guarantee a better life for men and women."
Arnob Chakrabarty, Managing Director, RedOrange Media and Communications, who also presented the opening speech, said, "We have made some big commitments to make Share-Net a platform for everyone, and we have seen results. This year's Knowledge Fair is remarkable in the history of SRHR movement in Bangladesh."
The day-long event also consisted of a scientific seminar, plenary session, poster presentations, information stalls and a youth booth that aimed to advance learning and promote dialogue on SRHR through collaboration between partner organizations and workers in the field of SRHR.

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