Prevention of repression for women empowerment underscored
26 November 2015, Nirapad News: There is no alternative to creating mass public awareness with a changed social mindset for preventing all sorts of repressions against women to ensure equal women rights and women empowerment.
The views were expressed at a post-rally discussion arranged in observance of the International Women Repression Prevention Fortnight- 2015 at Katchari Bazar point in the city on Wednesday.
The district administration in association with RDRS Bangladesh, Bangladesh Mohila Parishad (BMP), Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA), Pollishree, BRAC, BLAST, World Vision Bangladesh, We Can, Association for Social Organisation and Development, Debi Chowdhurani Polli Unnayan Kendra, Sushashoner Janno Nagorik (SJN), Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programmes (UCEP-Bangladesh), Nagorik Uddog, Setu Bandhon Hijra Unnayan Sangstha, educational institutions and other organisations organised daylong programmes on the occasion.
Earlier, a huge rally led by Deputy Commissioner Rahat Anwar and participated by government and NGO officials, employees, women activists, human rights and sociocultural activists, professionals, teachers, students and elite, was brought out in the city.
With District Women Affairs Officer Shamima Akhter Banu in the chair,
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education & ICT) Tanima Tasmin) attended and addressed the post-rally discussion as the chief guest.
General Secretary of district unit of SJN Akbar Hossain, President of district unit of District Girl Child Forum Principal Fakhrul Anam Benzu, Divisional Chief of BNWLA Advocate Kohinoor Begum, President of district BMP Hasna Chowdhury, Advocate Munir Chowdhury and representatives of different organisations addressed.
In their speeches, the speakers narrated situations about repressions against women in various forms and called for comprehensive efforts of all stakeholders including the GO-NGOs, civil society and every citizen for rooting out violence against women.
The desired socioeconomic uplift would not be achieved for building a
sustainably developed country without ensuring equal rights, dignity and honour of the womenfolk, half of the country’s total population, they said.
They put special importance on creating mass awareness through changing the prevailing social mindset towards the womenfolk from every family and launching a vigorous social movement to eliminate all types of repressions and violence against women.
The chief guest called for building a more civilised society through ensuring equal rights, dignity and honour of the womenfolk ensuring their enhanced participations in all development and political activities for building a developed Bangladesh.