Thursday, 20 January, 2022
E-paper

We must work together to prevent violence against women: Speaker

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10th December, 2021 09:18:08 PM
  • Print news
We must work together to prevent violence against women: Speaker

Popular News

Speaker of Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said that we have to work together to establish a society free from discrimination to prevent violence against women.

She emphasised on increasing the involvement of women in all fields.

Speaker made the remarks while addressing a function titled ‘Prevention of Violence Against Women’ organised by Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad, UNDP Bangladesh and the Swiss Embassy in Bangladesh as the chief guest.

The programme began on November 25 and concluded on December 10, the World Human Rights Day.

Earlier, the speaker, along with others, took part in a human chain to prevent violence against women. At this time, she inaugurated the ceremony by inflating balloons in the sky.

Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the role model of women’s development, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said that we have to create awareness to change the society and prevent violence against women.

“We have to ensure easy remedy by simplifying the legal system. Violence can be prevented by changing the work environment and attitudes towards women,” the speaker said.

She also called on all to work together to ensure a world of safety and equality for women.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Chief Whip of Jatiya Sangsad Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury, Ambassador of Switzerland Nathalie Chuard, and Resident Representative of UNDP Bangladesh Sudipta Mukherjee also addressed the function.

Former Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, lawmaker Raushan Ara Mannan, Khodeja Nasrin Akhter, Basanti Chakma, Umme Fatema Nazma Begum and members of the reserved women’s seat, Jatiya Sangsad officials and dignitaries, among others, attended the programme.