A daylong national conference titled “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)” was held at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban auditorium of Dhaka University (DU) on Tuesday.
DU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the conference, said a press release.
Department of Population Sciences of the university and SNV Netherlands Development Organization jointly arranged the programme. Chairman of the Department of Population Sciences of DU Professor Dr Mohammad Mainul Islam presided over the inaugural session while Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki, MP addressed the ceremony as chief guest.
Ambassador of Netherlands in Bangladesh Harry Verweij, Country Director of SNV Netherlands Development Organization Jason Belanger and Country Director of International Labor Organization Toumo Poutianen addressed the conference as special guests.
In his speech, VC Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman stressed the need for making comprehensive efforts to ensure healthcare rights of female workers at RMG industries.