Males need to change mindset to impede domestic violence

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

said.

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

guests.

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)