A three-day international workshop titled 'Connection between adolescent female sexuality and child marriage' has started at a hotel in Gulshan on Tuesday.
The seminar will continue till March 4 under the auspices of Population Services and Training Centre (PSTC), said a press release.
A total of nine countries - India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mali, Niger, Malawi, Uganda and Ethiopia - are participating in this international workshop online.
PSTC Executive Director Dr. Noor Mohammad, Head of Programs Dr. Mahbub Alam, Professor of Population Science of the University of Dhaka Mohammad Bellal Hossain, were present, among others, as discussants in the first day's workshop in Bangladesh.
In the welcome speech, Dr. Noor Mohammad said, ‘We had to organise this international workshop online due to coronavirus pandemic. By exchanging experiences from eight other countries, we will be able to learn about the various effective steps to be taken in the field of 'Linking between adolescent female sexuality and child marriage', which will help us move the project forward.
Jan Apeperloo, the international coordinator of the workshop, also took part in the welcome session via online video message.
Population Council, Simavi, Save the Children and Oxfam are working as global partners of the More Than Brides Alliance.
A national workshop was held in November last year to highlight the reasons behind child marriage, adolescent female sexuality and problem solving through the project entitled 'More Than Brides Alliance-Making the Most of What We Know'.
BDST: 1932 HRS, MAR 02, 2021