Speakers at a programme on Saturday said it is not possible for the country to build an unbiased society without active participation of women in development works.
Keeping them aloof from development works will be suicidal for building a balanced society, they said.
The speakers stressed the need for building a discrimination-free society through strengthening grassroots level women leadership.
Empowerment does not mean that they would exercise power without any commitment to the welfare of the people. Women must be industrious and courageous to establish their rights in a male-dominated society, they said.
Speakers further said, “All big achievements of the country will prove futile if the condition of general women doesn’t improve.”
They called upon the grassroots level women leaders to work together for bringing an end to all sorts of discrimination and torture being faced by the womenfolk in families, society and workplaces.
Deputy Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Begum Habibun Nahar addressed the function as the chief guest while Chairman of Bagerhat District Council Sheikh Kamruzzaman Tuku, President of Jatiyo Party (Ershad) Khulna district unit Shafiqul Islam Modhu, Executive Member of BNP Khulna district unit Sheikh Abdur Rashid, Panel Chairman
Khulna Divisional Aparajita’s Network Riziya Parveen presided over the function.
Other speakers also advocated for establishing gender equality to boost women leadership at all levels for changing condition of the womenfolk, who constitutes half of the population, to ensure social justice, peace and overall national uplift.