Int’l Female Oppression Prevention Fortnight celebrated in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA The International Female Oppression

Prevention Fortnight was celebrated in the district with a call to stop

female and child oppression, including sexual violence.

Marking the fortnight, Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK), a local non-government

organization, arranged an assembly on the premises of Bijoy Stambha of the

town here on Wednesday under Youth and Social Cohesion project funded by

Manusher Jonno Foundation and UKAID.

Executive chief of GUK Abdus Salam, Jahurul Kaiyum, Saiful Alam Saka,

Mahfuza Akter Parul, Majeda Khatun, Anjali Devi, Afroza Luna and Joya Prosad

addressed the function, among others.

The speakers in their speech said women and children are largely becoming

victims of sexual violence and rape as they are the most vulnerable group in

the society.

They stressed to build social movement against domestic, sexual violence

and rape to bring down the number of cases.

They also urged all the stake holders of the society to come forward with

positive attitude to eliminate all sorts of female oppression and sexual

harassment to build a peaceful society.

Later, a grand rally was brought out in the district town. Members of Amrai

Pari Zila Paribarik Nirjatan Protirodh Jote, District Initiative Group,

Karmajibi Nari, Nari Jote, Durbar Network, Jalbayu Parishad, Youth Group and

other human rights groups participated in the assemble and in the rally.

Apart from it, hundreds of teachers and students of 42 academic

institutions of the district took oath against sexual violence marking the

fortnight, sources said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)