Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Thursday said the Generation Breakthrough Project is a positive initiative to prevent gender-based violence and improve the reproductive health of the children and adolescent, reports BSS.
“The government has taken many initiatives like generation breakthrough to ensure gender equality,” he said while addressing a discussion meeting as the chief guest at International Mother Language Institute at Segunbagicha, in the city.
Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) organized the discussion titled “Dialogue and Discussion Meeting with the Head of the Institutions of Dhaka Metropolitan City and Field Level Officials of DSHE under project area” to share experience under the banner of the Generation Breakthrough Project.
Education Secretary, Md. Sohorab Hossain, Dr. Annie Vestjens, First Secretary SRHR and Gender, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Iori Kato, Representative a.i., UNFPA Bangladesh and Orla Murphy, Country Director of Plan International Bangladesh were present as guest of honor.
Professor Dr. S M Wahiduzzaman, Director General of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education chaired the event while Dr. Mohammed Jahangir Hossain, Project Director of Generation Breakthrough and Director (Planning and Development) of Directorate of Secondary Higher Education presented a presentation at beginning of the event.
The project is being implemented to address Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues through different interventions covering 300 Schools and 50 Madrasahs in selected 4 districts with the assistance of UNFPA and Plan International Bangladesh. This project is financially supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.