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Nari Maitree holds panel discussion on women rights

Men and women should work together for sustainable development, they say

Update : 11 Mar 2022, 12:10 AM

A non-government organization, Nari Maitree, organized a panel discussion on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2022 on Wednesday. 

The theme of the meeting held at a hotel in Dhaka was “Scaling up Prevention Efforts that Address Unequal Gender Power Relations as a Root Cause of Gender-based Violence”.

The panel discussion was attended by Samuel Komakech, Integrated Protection Coordinator of IRC, Sofia Cánovas Pereda, GBV Sub-Sector Coordinator of UNFPA, Sarah Hossain, Program Manager of Brac, and Naim Ahamed, Technical Manager-Hygiene of NGO Forum for Public Health, Shaheen Akhtar Dolly, Executive Director of Nari Maitree and many other international and national development organizations.

The organization said that the Article 19 (3) of the Constitution calls for the state to ensure the participation and equality of women in all spheres of national life.

In order to establish the proper status of women as well as economic, social, administrative and political empowerment, the government is implementing extensive activities to prevent all forms of violence against women, including the expansion of women education, the establishment of women rights, and women empowerment, it said.

Nari Maitree leaders urged everyone to work together as companions in order to make the development of the country sustainable, all those present, including men and women. 

It hoped that the advancement of women will be further accelerated in the future with the conviction of equal contribution as men in building a happy, prosperous and democratic world.

Nari Maitree Executive Director Shaheen Akhtar Dolly said that women with their talents and labor had ensured equal participation in all the progress and development of civilization through eras.

IRC Country Director Manish Agrawal said education, reproductive health rights, and self-change are three things that bring transformative changes and can break the bias.

Nari Maitree has been working to prevent gender-based violence in Rohingya Camp-14 in Ukhiya of Cox’s Bazar with the support of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), funded by the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

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