RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a discussion called for ensuring education, health care, equal rights, safety and security for every girl child besides stopping child marriage and all sorts of violence against them.
Ensuring equal rights to the girl child can be the crucial means of making them equally worthy citizens besides obtaining substantial and sustainable development of the nation.
The District administration and Department of Women Affairs jointly organised the meeting discussing and devising ways and means on how to ensure equal rights to the daughters’ child.
Additional District Magistrate Sabiha Sultana addressed the discussion as chief guest, while Deputy Director of the Department of Women Affairs Sobnom Shirin was in the chair.
In-charge of the centre Asgar Ali Khan also spoke on the occasion. Sabiha Sultana said ensuring safety and security for girls through combating all sorts of violence especially sexual harassment against them is very important for the girls to become worthy citizens.
Sexual harassment restricts girl’s rights to education, rights to mobility, rights to freedom and rights to life. Terming child marriage as the major violence and gross violation of human rights, she said there is no alternative to prevent the child marriages.
Community support is very important to attain the cherished goal, she added.