Speaker for building gender-neutral society

Staff Correspondent

10 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Tuesday said ability of women coupled with state opportunity can pave the way for achieving gender-neutral society.

“Combination of female ability and available opportunity has to be ensured for achieving gender-neutral society,” she said.

She said women are succeeding in all sectors by dint of their potentials and sincerity, she said, adding that participation of female in journalism is notable.

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman sowed the seeds of gender equality and women empowerment in the constitution in 1972.

 “Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman granted the nation landmark constitution in 1972 by giving legal footing for gender equality and women empowerment.”

She was addressing a discussion titled “Success of women in various fields in five decades, problems and challenges” held at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) on Tuesday. She virtually attended unveiling of DRU female members’ magazine “Kanthaswar” as the chief guest.

Jatiya Press Club President Farida Yasmin, Mahmuda Chowdhury, Shahnaz Begum, Sharmin Rinvy, Nadira Kiron and Angur Nahar Monty were given award for professional excellence and contribution to women advancement.