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Bangladesh Café

WHAT THIS GROUP IS ABOUT:

Bangladesh is a darling child of nature blessed with numerous natural wonders, including the longest beach in the world, Cox’s Bazaar, and the largest mangrove forest, Shundarban. Bangladesh is famous not only because of its evergreen natural beauty, but also for being the birth place of some noble peoples and organizations of the world, among them the Noble Prize winners poet Tabindranath Tagore (Literature) and Dr. Muhammad Yunus (Peace), whom are both remarkable.

Bangladesh is the only country in the world which had to fight for its mother tongue Bengali. Therefore, UNESCO declare February 21, the day when we achieved our mother tongue, as International Mother Language Day. Although we suffer from economic turmoil , corruption, gender discrimination and political violence, many national and international organizations are working to improve the situation. Despite the obstacles, Bangladesh is developing quickly. But to make this development more rapid we need to be aware of the many social obstacles, with gender equality being at the forefront.

To offer a more complete and comprehensive picture of Bangladesh’s rich and dynamic past, present and future, The Bangladesh Café aims to spotlight the unheard voices of women leaders and changemakers from Bangladesh and all those who support them. We invite you to share your personal experiences, thoughts, and visions for the future of your country and her people.

WHERE TO START:

This group offers a collaborative and safe discussion forum for you to share your thoughts, ideas, struggles, and emotions surrounding Bangladesh. We invite you to speak about the issues and obstacles women are facing in your communities, and to share the solutions we are all working towards together.

The following questions can help you get started

• What are some of your personal experiences as a woman from Bangladesh?

• What would you like the world to know about your homeland?

• What is your vision for the future of your country?

• Do you feel you face special challenges as a woman in Bangladesh? If so, what are they?

• Where are women in Bangladesh making the most progress? What are the obstacles to this?

• What do you feel are the biggest misconceptions about your country?

• What can the international community do to support Bangladeshi people? What do you want the international community to know about Bangladesh?

• What are the greatest rewards in your work, and what inspires you to continue in this work?

• What advice do you have for other women embarking on a similar journey?

• Where do you see the greatest hope for your country and fellow women?

There's no right way to contribute! Use this space to share your stories, post an introduction, a photo, or information about your organization—whatever you'd like!

SPREAD THE WORD:

Encourage those around you to let their voices be heard as well! Use the "Share This" feature to invite your friends and colleagues. Be sure to check back with the group to keep the conversation alive!

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