Thursday, December 30, 1982


What Mme Bokova just asked me, with regards to violence against women, child marriage, and all kinds of social ills that we see in our society. We have now set up 400 theatre groups, popular theatre that enact in the Bangladesh countryside and village. People enjoy that because it is kind of education and entertainment at the same time, but we find it extremely effective in terms of transmitting values and messages and perceptions about social problems, and more than 150 000 theatres take place every year in Bangladesh and we are trying to change people’s values, perceptions and way of looking at things in these problems we face now in society