Rural women empowerment needed for sustainable dev: Indira

9 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nesa Indira on Thursday said country’s women empowerment and development will be sustainable when the rural women will integrate themselves with the economy of the country.

“At least 60 lakh women have already become skilled on information technology during the Mujib Borsho ...their expertise will help to accelerate the economy,” she said while inaugurating an e-commerce marketplace ‘’ at national women organization conference room in the capital, reports BSS.

“Bangladesh will be truly a digitalized one through involving the rural women with the economy of the country. The journey of the E-commerce marketplace will be a landmark for the rural women,’ she told the function as the chief guest.

At her inaugural speech, Indira said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had taken various steps to establish equal rights of the women. The overall development of the women is now being progressed under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, she added.

The, an E-commerce marketplace for the products manufactured by the rural women, has been formed under an agreement between the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce.

Regarding the importance of the E-commerce, Women and Children Affairs Secretary M Sayedul Islam said the will help to connect the rural women with the E-commerce for their commercial dealings during the corona pandemic.

“The ministry is working to disseminate the marketplace with target to create one lakh women entrepreneurs throughout the country,” said the secretary who chaired the function.

Chairman of National Women Organization Begum Chemon Ara Taiyab, Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI)’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Mohammad Jafar Uddin, BFTI’s Director M Obaidul Azam and E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh President Shami Kaiser, among others, spoke on the occasion.