Women's rights activists with One Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women, have organised a rally for tomorrow at Shahbagh in the capital to change people's mindset and attitude towards females.
They have also arranged a street play, a painting exhibition and a torch rally to create mass awareness about oppression of women.
The rights activists announced the programmes at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity yesterday.
One Billion Rising's theme this year is “revolution”.
In Bangladesh, more than 19,545 women were victims of violence in 2014, and 1,74,691 women were victims of different forms of torture in 12 years from 2001. said development activist Fawzia Khondakar, based on police records. She added that more than 10 women are oppressed every week in Bangladesh, according to the UN Women's statistics, and different NGO researches.
Bangladesh Police Women's Network and other such organisations will also take part in tomorrow's programmes.