Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said ability of women coupled with state opportunity can pave the way for achieving gender unbiased society.
“Combination of female ability and available opportunity has to be ensured for achieving gender unbiased society,” she said.She said women are succeeding in all sectors by dint of their potentials and sincerity, she said, adding that participation of female in journalism is notable.
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman sowed the seeds of gender equality and women empowerment in the Constitution in 1972.
“Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman granted the nation landmark constitution in 1972 by giving legal footing for gender equality and women empowerment.”
About women empowerment during Awami League rule, she said “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hiked number of female reserved seats in the parliament to 50. Besides, 23 women MPs are directly elected in the current term. The government has increased maternity leave for pregnant women to six months.”
She was addressing discussion meeting titled “Success of women in various fields in five decades, problems and challenges” held at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) on Tuesday. She virtually attended unveiling of DRU female members’ magazine “Kanthaswar” as the chief guest.
Jatiya Press Club President Farida Yasmin, senior journalist Mahmuda Chowdhury, Shahnaz Begum, Nadira Kiron, Sharmin Rinvy and Angur Nahar Monty were awarded for professional excellence and contribution to women advancement.