Interview with Dr Annie Vestjens

“Gender-based violence is a complex issue. ASTHA is working effectively to address GBV in two levels – for the victims to get services and on changing the attitude of the community towards gender inequality,” said Dr. Annie Vestjens while talking about the impact of ASTHA project during her last interview with the project’s implementing partner Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK).

Dr. Annie Vestjens has represented the Netherlands Embassy in Bangladesh as a First Secretary, SRHR and Gender for last three years but has recently left to work for Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Before that, she has given an interview where she has shared her impression on ASTHA project and also discussed the challenges and gave valuable suggestions about preventing Gender-based violence in Bangladesh.

ASTHA project is technically supported by UNFPA and funded by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.