Int’l Women’s Day observed in Rajshahi

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FT Online:
Various government and non-government development organisations today observed the International Women’s Day in the city and its adjacent areas befittingly with a vow to free the womenfolk from all sorts of violence, disparity and discrimination.

Marking the day, district administration and department of women affairs brought out a colorful rally from C&B Crossing and paraded the city streets before participating in a discussion held at Shishu Academy conference hall with Deputy Commissioner Kazi Ashraf Uddin in the chair.

Various other organisations jointly brought out a huge procession from Alupatti crossing and paraded some of the city thoroughfares carrying banners and festoons before terminating into the same crossing.

Besides, another rally from the city’s Alupatti crossing drew attention of the pedestrians and many other people. After the rally, they held a discussion at the same venue.

The speakers said gender balance is the precondition to substantial and sustainable progress of the nation and that is very important in the present context of the national economy.

They also emphasized the need for freeing society from gender
discriminations to establish a non-discriminatory and equitable society for taking the nation forward successfully.

Marking the day various other development organisations including
Bangladesh Mohila Parishad, Association for Community Development (ACD), Committee for the Conscious Citizens (CCC), Barendra Unnayan Prochesta, BRAC and ASSEDO also observed the day through separate programs including rally and discussion.

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

Besides, they mentioned that overall national development could not be possible until the womenfolk are educated and ensured all other fundamental rights they deserve.

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