Speakers at a roundtable discussion in the city today called for ensuring equal rights and dignity for men and women to attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Attaining SDGs is possible by establishing women's equal rights to
property, politics and decision-making, they said at the roundtable organized by Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad (BUP) at National Press Club VIP lounge.
Chairman of Dhaka School of Economics and Palli Karmo-Sahayok Foundation Dr. Qazi Khaliquzzaman was present at the meeting as guest of honour while former Board Member of Bangladesh Bank Prof. Hannana Begum presented a keynote paper.
Presided over by BUP Chairman MA Jalil, the function was also addressed by BIDS former Research Fellow Dr. Protima Paul and BUP Executive Director Dr. Nilufar Banu. Representatives from different organizations took part in open discussion.
Dr. Khaliquzzaman said men and women should have their due rights to take the country and society forward.
He said, women have achieved much progress in the country; but there should have been more changes in 45 years after we achieved the independence.
The noted economist said the constitution of Bangladesh guarantees equal rights of men and women and the government has made many good laws in this regard. He called for proper application of those laws.
Dr. Protima Paul said attaining SDGs is not possible without establishing
women's equal rights to property and politics.
She called for human development, public awareness and changes in
attitudes of men for this.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)