RANGPUR: Rights activists at a human chain programme here have lauded the success achieved by Bangladesh in ensuring rights of the girl children on its approach to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs), reports BSS.
They came up with the appreciation at the programme arranged at Katchari Bazar point in the city on Tuesday while observing the National Girl Child Day-2018 and Child Marriage Prevention Day-2018.The district administration and District Women Affairs’ Office in association with the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum (NGCAF), human and women rights and non-governmental development organisations organised the programme. Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib addressed the programme as the chief guest with District Women Affairs Officer Mrs Kawsar Pervin the chair.
District Children Affairs Officer Imran Mian, President of district NGCAF Fakhrul Anam Benzu, human rights activists Somse Ara Bilkis and Shyamol Mohanta, students Farhana Haque, Kulsum Ara, Pervin Akhter and Mukta Rani, among others, addressed. Pointing to the impacts of child marriage on the lives of premature girls, the speakers emphasized on creating awareness among family member and society to ensure equal rights of girl children.
They said Bangladesh has achieved laudable success in ensuring education, health care, equal rights, safety and security of the girl children, stopping early marriage and violence against children.
Somse Ara Bilkis said constitutional rights of all girl children must be ensured so that they could become worthy citizens and can contribute to every sphere of the social, political, economic and national arena of the country.
College student Farhana Haque laid emphasis on properly flourishing latent talents of the girl children to eradicate the prevailing discrimination and ensure their education, health care, safety, security and equal participation in the nation building activities.