A woman goes through endless sacrifices for bringing her child from the womb to her lap. To make this journey safe and sound every year Safe Motherhood Day is observed. Spreeha Bangladesh celebrates Safe Motherhood Day this year with an awareness workshop discussing different issues about pregnancy.
Our very own, Dr. Nadira Sharmin takes the session explaining the mothers to be regarding what to expect and how to be prepared for the many stages of pregnancy.
With one of our prime areas of focus being female empowerment, Spreeha Bangladesh brought together powerful leaders and mothers who break gender stereotypes with their everyday successes to celebrate motherhood on 13th May. 2017 at the University of Dhaka .
With the objective of initiating a dialogue to understand the challenges faced by working mothers, the event brought in women who are front runners of their industries. The highlight of the event was the panel discussion which saw an engaging discourse motivating young individuals to adopt change and educating on the necessity of redefining gender roles.
The panelists included Rizwana Hasan, leading environmental attorney and Chief Executive, BELA; Shwapna Bhowmick, Country Manager, Marks&Spencer; Rafiath Rashid Mithila, actress, singer and Head of Early Childhood Development and Girls’ Education, BRAC International and Nobonita Chowdhury, Editor, DBC News and Anchor, ‘Rajkahon- Nobonita Chowdhuryr shathe’.
This International Women’s Day, Spreeha Bangladesh celebrated with Women in Digital, a social enterprise working towards the development of women in the IT sector. For the occasion, both organizations came together to host an art competition for the students from Spreeha and Women in Digital.
Also part of the event was the Lifetime Achievement award ceremony of Zeenat Walid, the first Bangladeshi female artist to have a solo exhibition in 1973, organized by Women in Digital.
On 10th February, 2017 Spreeha Bangladesh successfully screened the world premiere (Bangla version) of Kantha Productions LLC’s Threads: The Art and Life of Surayia Rahman. ‘Threads’ is the inspiring story of Surayia Rahman, the self-trained artist respected worldwide for not only her works of embroidered art but also her role in leading hundreds of underprivileged women to better futures for themselves and their families.
The documentary directed by Canadian filmmaker, Cathy Stevulak showcased how Surayia’s passion for her art, nakshi kantha helped build a life of dignity, self-sufficiency and independence for herself and the hundreds of women who trained under her.
She set up the organization, Arshi, as an establishment to preserve the art of nakshi kantha from commercialization while also employing hundreds of artisans.
Students of Spreeha’s adolescent girls’ project, Progga enthusiastically attended the event along with many external guests.