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Stop violence against women: Speaker

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said that all have to work together to establish a society free from discrimination for preventing violence against women.

She emphasised the importance of increasing women’s involvement in all fields.

Speaker made the remarks as the chief guest while addressing a function titled ‘Prevention of Violence Against Women’ jointly organised by Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad, UNDP Bangladesh and the Swiss Embassy in Bangladesh.

The programme began on November 25 and concluded on December 10, the World Human Rights Day.

Earlier, the speaker inaugurated the ceremony by releasing balloons in the sky and took part in a human chain.

Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the role model of women’s development, Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said that women have to create awareness to change the society and prevent violence against women.

“We have to ensure easy remedy by simplifying the legal system. Violence can be prevented by changing the work environment and attitudes towards women,” the speaker said.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Chief Whip of Jatiya Sangsad Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury, Ambassador of Switzerland Nathalie Chuard, and Resident Representative of UNDP Bangladesh Sudipta Mukherjee also addressed in the function.

Former Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, lawmaker Raushan Ara Mannan, Khodeja Nasrin Akhter, Basanti Chakma, Umme Fatema Nazma Begum and members of the reserved women’s seat, Jatiya Sangsad officials and dignitaries, among others, attended the programme.