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Nari Chetona’s International Women’s Day

Nari Chetona
Nari Chetona

As part of our Women in Focus series, Nari Chetona, East-London’s British-Bengali group, celebrates 25 years with this online event of music, panel discussions and screening of a new documentary.

What to expect

To celebrate International of Women’s Day, Nari Chetona have curated a celebration of women’s revolution and achievements in the 50 years since Bangladeshi Independence.

You can watch the event via Zoom (click Join Here at 4.30pm) or on their Facebook page here.


5pm – Panel Discussion with:

Shameem Akhtar Chowdhury -Retired BBC Bengali and VOA Bangla Journalist
Munni Saha – Head of News ATN NEWS
Gita Shahgal – Founder Centre for Secular Space d
Farzana Rupa – Special Correspondent Ekattor TV
Becky Horsbrugh – Freelance Producer Channel 4 News
Anser Ahmed Ullah – Founder of International Forum of Secular Bangladesh UK

5.30pm – Performance from Aysha Jebin Dipa ( Singer from Bangladesh)

5.50pm – Guest of Honour: John Biggs – Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets

6pm – Second Panel Discussion with:

Julie Begum – Founder and Chairperson- Shadhinota Trust UK

Hasina Zaman – CEO Compassionate Funeral

Dilara Khan- Director British Bangladesh Chamber of Woman Entrepreneurs

6.20pm – Poetry from Poppy Shanaz & Manash Chowdhury

6.30pm – Speeches from:

Ajanta Dev Roy – Director, Be Human First
Jasmin Chowdhury – Social Justice Campaigner
Piye Maineen – Solicitor

6.45pm – Performance from Amit Day

6.55pm Closing Remarks from:

Syeda Naznin Sultana Shikha gives a Board of Thanks on behalf of Nari Chetona UK and Poplar Union.

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About Nari Chetona

Nari Chetona is an East London based South Asian progressive women group established in 1992. The group delves into intellectual issues in relation to modem feminism, help migrant women to merge in the mainstream, support in developing creativity e.g. music, dance, art, literature, support as well as campaign domestic violence, hosts seminars, discussions, art and music events.

This event is supported by East End Community Foundation

East End Community Foundation funded