Thank you so much for welcoming us as new members. I am grateful to be a part of this network.
My name is Saila Yesmin . I am working at Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust(BLAST) in Bangladesh as a Litigation Coordinator. It is a renowned human rights-based organization in Bangladesh, providing legal and protection services to the poor and marginalized people, undertaking advocacy on enactment, reform and amendment of laws/policies, campaign on gender equality and advocate for human right protection of most vulnerable and outreach community. As I am a lawyer and working in a human right organization my main responsibility is to ensuring human rights and protection to the different survivors especially to the victims of gender violence, rape, sexual harassment, sexual minority, etc. I support in outreach community and minority women face gender-based violence with advice, counselling, filing and conducting litigation and sometimes refer them to other organizations.
The executive director of my Organization had recommended me to apply for this program and One of my colleague who participated in this program in 2016.
My motivation toward join the network is to gain an insight into the experiences of other countries on legal empowerment, study the various tools and techniques and the process of documentation of litigation, and demonstration evidence of policy initiatives to build a national human right framework.