State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatunnesa Indira on Friday said the government has ensured participation of girls in policy planning to ensure inclusive development in every spare of society.
The state minister also urged the guardians to maintain education of their girls for the sake of country’s development.She made the remarks at a discussion at Bangladesh Shishu Academy (BSA) premises in the capital’s Doyel Chattar, marking the International Day of the Girl Child.
The BSA and the National Girls Child Advocacy Forum jointly organised the meeting.
Indira said girls are moving forward overcoming different barriers, including early marriage, in the society.
The state minister also urged the rights activists to strengthen social campaign to save girls from the curse of early marriage.
Women and Children Affairs Secretary Kamrun Nahar, BSA Chairman Lucky Inam, Women Affairs Department Director General Badrun Nessa and Girls Child Advocacy Forum General Secretary Nasima Aktar Joly, among others, spoke in the meeting chaired by BSA Director General Jyoti Lal Kuri.
Kamrun Nahar said the government has been working together with development agencies to ensure inclusive development of girl child.A special session for children to share children’s voice to policy makers was also held marking the fifth day of the Child Rights Week. Participants got opportunities to learn about Bangladesh, Bangabandhu and Internet in the session titled ‘Amar Kotha Shono’.