How do women navigate and negotiate moving in public spaces?


Sushmita S Preetha is a journalist, activist and researcher. She is the editor Star Weekend, The Daily Star and country representative of Workers Rights Consortium (WRC). She writes on labour, gender, human rights and neoliberalism. 

 Kabita Chowdhury, Research Associate at Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University (Previously BDI) from April 2007 – till date. She has presented a research findings on women who are taking public transport as regular means of travelling named “Safe Roads for Women: Reducing Sexual Harassment and Road Crash in Bangladesh” in collaboration with BRAC.

Rowshon Ara has been involved with development organizations since 1985, at regional and national levels, with Bangladeshi and international NGOs. At present she is working with Naripokkho as a Project Director for Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence in the Garment Industry. The major responsibility is to identify program issues for advocacy and develop implementing plans and programs; explore the possibilities of various rights, social justice, and governance issues for advocacy; identify the target audience, and motivate them about the identified issue.

Atiqua Roma an activist working for the better transport facility for women by making them confident and street smart. She is the founder of Jabo Bohu Dur, a female biker's group in facebook.


Sadaf Saaz is a poet, writer, entrepreneur, researcher and women’s rights advocate. She is involved in a range of initiatives as a cultural activist and curator. She is a member of Naripokkho, and Director and Producer of Dhaka Lit Fest. She also runs Jatrik, an arts management and travel company.  

Date: 24 April 2019

Gate opens: 06:00 pm

Venue: The Junction Dhaka, House # 66 (6 Floor), Road # 8, Block # C, Niketon, Dhaka