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Mosharraf stresses more women empowerment

FARIDPUR, Dec.24, 2016 (BSS) - LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khondoker Mosharraf Hossain here today stressed the need for more empowerment of women to attain sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Mosharraf was inaugurating as the chief guest a day-long UNDP-financed regional workshop of Nari Unnayan Forum (NUF) participated by the representatives of 29 upazilas of greater Faridpur at local Kabi Jasimuddin hall.

Mosharraf said the present government has prepared a draft law with the object of empowering women and also to speed up the process of empowerment under Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) for ensuring women's participation led by Upazila Mahila Vice-Chairman. The NUF members may come up with any suggestion to make the law suitable to attain SDGs, he said.

The minister further said the government believes that women should be empowered in such a way so that they can successfully participate in the decision making process both in the society and at the national level. Bangladesh has occupied 11th position in the world in empowering women under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he added.

Deputy Commissioner of Faridpur Umme Salma Tanzia chaired the inaugural session, also addressed, among others, by Local Government Division joint secretary Amtav Sarkar, police super Shubhash Chandra Saha, Pangsha upazila vice-chairman Shaheda Begum and Awami League leader Abdur Razzak Molla.

Earlier, the minister exchanged Christmas Day greetings with the local Christian leaders at his Badarpur residence.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)