Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Md Fazle Rabbi Mian has said social awareness should be created among the mass people to end all sorts of violence against women.
"Women and children are being victimized as patriarchal mindset exists in society......we should educate womenfolk to empower them economically and socially," he told a meeting in the IPD conference room of the Jatiya Sangsad, an official release said on Monday.
Parliamentary caucus on child rights and Girl Child Advocacy Forum organized the meeting aiming to ensure dignified life of women through stopping all forms of deprivation and repression.
Lawmakers Panchanan Biswas, Shamsul Alam Dudu, Yasin Ali, Muhammad Golam Mostafa, Md Mahbub Ali, Kazi Rozi, Nurjahan Begum, Umme Rajia Kajol, Lutfa Taher and Country Director of the Hanger Project Dr Badiul Alam Majumdar spoke with Chairman of the Parliamentary Caucus on child Rights Mir Shawkat Ali Badsha in the chair.
Rabbi said the government has taken massive initiatives including introduction of promoting girl education in the country to ensure their involvement in every sphere of society.
"Alongside the government efforts, we all should extend their cooperation to provide women-friendly atmosphere for their empowerment," he added.