"If we want to advance this society then all, irrespective of women and men, have to go forward keeping their shoulders side by side," she said.
The Prime Minister came up with the remarks while addressing the inaugural function of the International Women's Day at Bangladesh Shishu Academy auditorium. The Prime Minister joined the programme virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban.
The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs arranged the function with State Minister Fazilatun Nessa Indira in the chair.
UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bangladesh Mia Seppo was present at the function as special guest. Women and Children Affairs Secretary Md Sayedul Islam delivered the welcome address.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world’.
Mentioning that women account for half the country’s population, Sheikh Hasina said this society cannot advance properly if women remain ineffective.
She said it will not be possible to attain the freedom of women by just shouting and delivering speeches.
Rights have to be realised and attaining qualities is a must to do that. “Qualities will come through education and training,” she added.
Source: United News of Bangladesh