Australia has expressed eagerness to support programmes aimed at establishing the rights of women, especially poor, and child protection in Bangladesh.
A high level team of Australian High Commission in Dhaka made the remarks while visiting programmes taken up by BRAC for improving the conditions of host community in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday, said a press release.The delegation included Amy Sheridan, humanitarian advisor, and Anna Lamming, humanitarian officer of the high commission. On behalf of BRAC, Sajedul Hasan, director of Humanitarian Programme, BRAC, among others, was present during the visit.
The delegation visited Safe Space for Women and Girls at Goyalmara, and a BRAC Primary School (Non-formal school), financed by Australian government, at Hazimmapara village in Ratnapalong union in the upazila. Besides, the delegation also visited Disabled Leadership Learning Centre at Painnasia village where they talked to employees working there.
During the visit, Amy Sheridan suggested taking up realistic steps and holding special orientation meeting by involving host community for the prevention of early marriage.