KHULNA: Speakers on a view exchange meeting on Wednesday said that it would not be possible for the country without active participation of women and keeping them aloof from development works. They have stressed for building a discrimination-free society to ensure women empowerment through strengthening grassroots level women leadership.
They said that women must also work sincerely to prove their worth for the job they would be given to do. Empowerment does not mean that they would exercise powers without any commitment for welfare of the people. They must be industrious and courageous to establish their rights in a male-dominated society.
President of Khulna Press Club (KPC) SM Nazrul Islam addressed the function as chief guest. President of Khulna Union of Journalists (KUJ) Md Faruk Ahmed was present as special guest. President of Khulna District Women Development Forum, also Vice-Chairman of Fultala Upazila Parishad Farjana Ferdous Nisha presided over the function.
Among others, Vice Chairman of Rupsha Upazila Parishad Farhana Afroze Mona, Vice Chairman of Batiaghata Upazila Parishad Chanchola Mondal, Rima Khanam of Terokhada, Nasrin Akter of Dhigholia, Afrosa Khanam Mita of Dumuria, Sheikh Abu Hasan of Ajker Patrika, Gazi Moniruzzaman of The Daily Sun, Kousik Day Bapi of Kaler Kantho, Uttam Mondal of Prothom Alo, HM Alauddin of Dainik Purbanchal, spoke on the occasion.
Other speakers also advocated for establishing gender equality to flourish women leadership at all levels for changing condition of the women folk, who constitutes half of the population, to ensure social justice, peace and overall national uplift.