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KCC mayor stresses social resistance to end violence against women

KHULNA Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Talukder Abdul Khaleque has emphasized on creating social resistance and movement to end violence against women to take the nation forward successfully.

All of us should raise voice against women repression and work together to address the social crime collectively as only the government or any organisation cannot bring any positive result in this regard, he said.

Khaleque was speaking as the chief guest at an inception meeting of Go-NGO efforts project titled 'Encouraging social organisations to prevent violence against women' at Shaheed Altaf Auditorium here on Wednesday evening.

Non-government organisations Rupantor, Avash and Rights (Jashore) jointly

organised the meeting.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KCC Palash Kanti Bala, Deputy Director of

Women and Children Affairs Office Nargis Fatema Zamin, representatives of

USAID Sumana Binte Masud, Counterpart of International Chief of Party Kelly

Jay Jones and Chief Field Officer of UNICEF, Khulna Dr Nazmul Hasan addressed

the meeting as special guests.

Executive Director of Rupantor Swapan Kumar Guho presided over the meeting

while renowned educationist Professor Anwarul Qadir moderated the programme.

The meeting informed that the social organisations under Khulna, Jashore,

Pirojpur and Barisal districts can play the most effective role in preventing

violence physical, sexual, emotional and other torture and discriminations-

against women and children.

After successful implementation of the two-year long project, over six lakh

women and children will be benefitted. The cost for implementation of the

project has been estimated at Taka 1.68crore.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)