Prime Minister emphasizes for more dormitories for working women
Published: February 11, 2015 7:03 pm
11 February 2015, Nirapad News: In a meeting of the National Council for Women and Children Development (NCWCD), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid emphasis on construction of more hostels for working women across the country, including the capital, to address their accommodation problem. PM’s Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhuri briefed reporters after the meeting.
Sheikh Hasina, also the chairperson of the council, directed the authorities concerned for giving necessary training to women and engaging them in various income-generating activities.
“Economic emancipation of the womenfolk is the cornerstone of woman empowerment,” she said adding that more income-generating projects should be taken for women.
The meeting condemned the barbaric atrocities on women and children purportedly being carried by the BNP-Jamaat activists in the name of movement using them as political shields.
The PM’s Press Secretary said the government has been implementing massive development activities towards ensuring women and children development. The day’s meeting also discussed undertaking necessary activities for child development.
The meeting also discussed the progress of execution of the National Women Development Policy 2011 and issues of development of women entrepreneurs, VGD, VGF and other social safety net programmes.
The meeting also discussed the progress of the last meeting of the Council.
Members of the council, including cabinet members, state ministers, chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, chairmen of Jatiya Mohila Sangstha and Jatiya Mohila Samity and secretaries concerned were present.