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Equal rights of women in land for development underscored

Speakers at a function here today underscored the need for ensuring the equal rights of the women in agriculture and land for overall development of the women folk.

Media support, in this context, is very essential and important to make the rural women aware on their access to property rights, they commented.

The comments came at a press briefing with journalists at the auditorium of Public Library and Club in the town.

SKS Foundation, a local NGO, arranged the function under its Resilience through Economic Empowerment Climate Change Adaptation Leadership and Learning (REECALL) project funded by Oxfam.

A key note paper demanding the universal recognition of the women's contribution to build sustainable development was read out by Sufia Akter, a leader of community base organization, formed by the SKS Foundation under the project.

Moderated by project coordinator Baharam Khan, the function was also addressed, among others, by CBO leaders Selina Akter, and Yaran Begum.

The speakers underscored the need for empowering the rural women as it is a pre-requisite to fulfilling the vision of the sustainable development goals that aim to end poverty and hunger, achieve food security.

They also sought whole hearted cooperation of all journalists to push forward the women folk towards desired development through ensuring their rights to agriculture and land.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)