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Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

On International Women’s Day, we focused on the millions of affected people who lost lives and livelihoods as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has once again demonstrated how women are disproportionately affected by crises – of managing the household while managing the workplace. BRAC HCMP organised a theatre drama in celebration of International Women’s Day, where the burden at home and work faced by women during the pandemic was highlighted.

Songs and dance came to life with clear messages to recognise the roles of women and the need for equity and equality in every sphere of life. Emphasis was also on the upgradation of the skills, breaking stereotypical and harmful perceptions, and challenging the existing norms that keep women from realising their potential.

All the branch and area offices of HCMP across Cox’s Bazar celebrated International Women’s Day in both the Rohingya camps and host communities.

Through colourful processions, organising discussion sessions and different cultural programmes, all staff promised to continue their efforts until rights and safety of all women are ensured.