Ensuring women-friendly atmosphere at village courts stressed

19 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: Government officials at a workshop have stressed on ensuring women-friendly environment at village courts to quickly deliver justice to rural people, including women, at their doorsteps, reports BSS.

They specially called upon grassroots level public representatives to create social awareness, explore capability of village courts and increase facilities for women in quickly resolving local disputes to ensure justice and earn public confidence.

The district administration organised the workshop on “Enhancing Capacity and Awareness on Gender and Village Court” at conference room of the Deputy Commissioner in on Wednesday afternoon, a press release said on Thursday.

The event was arranged with assistance of the Activating Village Courts in Bangladesh (second phase) project being implemented by Local Government Division with financial assistance of European Union and UNDP.

Sixty participants including union parishad chairmen, members and secretaries, human rights organisations, district and upazila level government officials participated.