Bandhu Social Welfare Society (BSWS), in collaboration with UNAIDS and STI/AIDS Network of Bangladesh (SANB), under the Global Fund Regional Project, Round-9, is hosting a 2 day event on National Coordination and Capacity Building Workshop for the members of STI/AIDS Network of Bangladesh on 3-4 September 2012 at YWCA, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207. The main purpose of this event is to share knowledge and skills with SANB members in order to increase their capacity of MSM/TG work and develop strategies to deal with the emergent needs and challenges of sexual minority population in Bangladesh.
The honorable Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, Mr. Shawkat Ali, MP, gave his consent to grace the event as Chief Guest. The Chairperson STI/AIDS Network of Bangladesh Mr. Abu Yusuf Choudhury will do the honor to chair the event. UNAIDS Bangladesh Country Coordinator Mr. Leo Kenny, National AIDS STD Programme (NASP) Line Director Dr. Abdul Waheed and BSWS Chairperson Anisul Islam Hero will address the event as Special Guests. Executive Director of BSWS Mr. Shale Ahmed will address the welcome speech and Objective of the program.
In the national level workshop, there will three plenary sessions on emergent issues of MSM, TG and Hijra population in Bangladesh, and Participatory workshop on key understanding of effective National response to scaling up universal access to HIV and AIDS services.
The workshop expected to establish a common understanding among CSOs regarding social and health issues of MSM and TG population, increased cross-learning for CSOs working on MSM and TG issues and key legal and social barriers in regards to MSM and TG programming identified and common strategy developed for addressing those issues.
PREMANGSHU SHEKHAR SARKAR
Senior Officer – Legal
Bandhu Social Welfare Society (BSWS)
99 Kakrail, Dhaka-1000
Tel: +8802-933 9898, 9356868