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Education is a must, and economic importance and environmental sustainability are the necessary tools to get to a better world. When women are educated, they are empowered too.
- Mohsina Aktar
Mohsina Aktar was born and raised in Bangladesh. She received a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Khulna University in 2017. As a Program Coordinator at Community Development for Peace, Mohsina is responsible for designing programs, drafting and implementing proposals, writing reports, and arranging any events related to the organization’s work.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
I have faced a lot of inequality myself. Most of all, I didn't have the privilege to express my words when I was a victim during my challenging abortion.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I am working as program officer, so from that point of view, for the first time I am working to ensure women’s rights to get proper education. Girls from slum areas do not get the chance or even the privilege to talk about their rights. This year, I have selected the most vulnerable group of girls to continue their education and work to exchange knowledge for the disaster risk reduction process in slum areas.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading books, writing stories, and listening to music gives me mental peace.