GAIBANDHA Speakers at a function here yesterday
underscored the need for changing mindset of the males to root out domestic
violence from the society.
The males should come forward with positive attitude and play a
significant role in preventing violence against women and adolescents, they
They made the comments while addressing an advocacy dialogue on
'Responsibility and Role of Male in Preventing Gender Based Violence' at the
conference room of District Collectorate Building here on Thursday afternoon.
BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh,
arranged the function under Gender Justice and Diversity Programme in
cooperation with district administration.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin addressed the function as the chief
guest while Sadar UNO Uttam Kumar Roy and Probationary Officer of Department
of Social Services Nazmul Hossain were present at the event as the special
Additional deputy commissioner (General) Alamgir Kabir Saikat presided
over the function.
Councilor of Gaibandha Municipality Tanzimul Islam Piter and journalist
Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman spoke at the function, among others.
Gender Technical Manager of GJD programme Zahidur Rahman made a power
point presentation at the event.
Abdul Matin in his speeches said there is no alternative but to build
gender-based-violence-free society to achieve the sustainable development
goals by 2030 declared by UNDP.
He emphasized creating much awareness among the males so that they could
change their behavior towards females to ensure peace and tranquility in the
family and the society as well.
He also urged the women to be more tolerant, respectful and courteous
during the dealing with the males to get desired behavior.
A number of district level officials, public representatives, union
parishad members, quazis, imams, teachers, NGO activists, and journalists
took part in the function.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)