BSS-16 Concerted efforts need to end violence against women





Concerted efforts need to end violence against women

RAJSHAHI, March 7, 2019 (BSS) – Development activists and social watchdogs
here called for forging social resistance and movement to end violence
against women for overall development of the nation.

They viewed all of us should raise voice and work together to address the
social problem collectively as only the government or any other single
organization cannot bring more effective result in this regard.

District administration and department of women affairs organized the
human chain and street-corner meeting in Shaheb Bazar Zero Point area in the
city yesterday to mark the International Women’s Day-2019.

Various development organisations including Bangladesh Mohila Parishad,
Association for Community Development (ACD), Ladies Organization for Social
Welfare and Action for Disability and Development joined the programme with a
vow to free the womenfolk from all sorts of violence, disparity and

Abdul Quddus, MP, Deputy Director of Department of Women Affairs Shobnom
Shirin and its Assistant Director Abu Hayat Rahmat Ullah, City unit vice-
president of Bangladesh Awmi League Shaheen Akhter Rainy and local unit
Chairman of Begum Marjina Parveen addressed the meeting.

Taking part in the discussion, the development activists said gender
balance is the precondition to substantial and sustainable progress of the
nation and it is very important for the development of the national economy.

Emphasis should be given on freeing society from gender discrimination to
establish a non discriminatory and equitable society for taking the nation
forward successfully.

The development activists called for ending violence against women by
educating and empowering them socially so that they could be mainstreamed
into the national development.

Overall national development cannot be possible until the womenfolk are
educated and all their fundamental rights are ensured.

They also called for acknowledging the domestic women workers as labourers
so that they could ensure their legitimate rights.