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Umme Wara (Bangladesh): Lecturer in Criminology, University of Dhaka, Coordinator of Centre for the Study of Genocide and Justice, Liberation Museum, Television presenter.

“In spite of coming from a conservative society, I have been privileged enough to be born in a family where my sister and I were raised up as a human being, neither as a “girl” nor as a “boy”! Besides possessing patriotism genetically, I have also learnt of having responsibilities towards the society with my education, knowledge and whatever I have in me! I have always loved to get myself engaged with as much voluntary work I could, as it gives satisfaction to my soul. I am a teacher, a dream catcher, a woman above all who wants to inspire other girls or women to learn to believe in themselves, to believe that dreams do come true!”

Umme Wara is currently teaching Criminology in the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has completed her LLB and LLM from the University of Dhaka and then studied two other Masters Program from the University of Wollongong, Australia and the University of Torino, Italy. Her research interest is on international crimes, sexual violence and survivors, socio-cultural dimensions of crime, gender and justice. She also works as a Coordinator at Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice of Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh.