On 8 March 2021, Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) observed the International women’s Day with lots of interests, solemnity and eagerness at the premises of CRP-Savar. Challenging inequality is the main goal at this time. This year the theme was “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID 19 World”. So this year an open photography competition on “Life and work of Women” in two categories – mobile and camera, was organized by CRP to celebrate the day. The main goal of this event was to challenge inequality and Women’s role to combat COVID 19. CRP organized different events including handcraft exhibitions, discussions, sports competitions and prize giving ceremony to celebrate the day. CRP’s founder Valerie A. Taylor and Executive Director Dr. Mohammad Sohrab Hossain were present as special guests at the event. Two women with disabilities shared their lives struggle with the audience. The program was organized by the Harmonization, Empowerment and Accountability for the Persons with Disabilities (HEAR) project.
Also to mark this special day, CRP’s Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team participated in a friendly tournament in the Roller Skating Field in Dhaka, organized by the National Paralympic Committee of Bangladesh and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).