Role of males stressed for prevention gender-based violence

RANGPUR The males should play their vital role in

preventing gender-based violence against women and adolescents for their

normal growth to flourish their talent and leadership for attaining the

sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The observation came at an advocacy dialogue on 'Responsibility and role

of male in preventing gender-based violence' held at Sadar upazila parishad

auditorium in the city on Wednesday afternoon.

Non-governmental development organisation BRAC organised the dialogue under

its 'Gender Justice and Diversity Program' with assistance of Sadar upazila

administration.

The upazila level government and NGO officials, public representatives,

teachers, religious leaders, civil society members, professionals and

journalists participated in the event.

Sadar upazila Chairman Nasima Zaman Boby attended the dialogue as the

chief guest with Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ishraat Sadiya Sumi in the

char.

Sadar upazila Vice-chairmen Masudur Rahman Milon and Mosammat Kajoli

Begum, Chandanpat union Chairman Amenur Rahman, Saddyapuskorini union

Chairman Masud Rana and Divisional Manager of BRAC Selina Begum also spoke.

Technical Manager of Gender Justice and Diversity Program of BRAC Sohag

Ali discussed the activities being conducted under the program for preventing

gender-based violence against women and adolescents in the society.

Taking part in the open discussion, the participants said the males in the

society should play their due role in conducting motivational activities to

create mass public awareness for preventing gender-based violence.

The chief guest called upon male family members to come forward with a

changed mindset and sincere responsibility to play due role in preventing

gender-based violence and inspiring local people in preventing all sorts of

social crimes.

She put special emphasis on male-female cooperation for working shoulder-

to-shoulder for preventing all sorts of violence, torture and repression

against women and adolescents to end gender discrimination for attaining the

SDGs in building a developed Bangladesh.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)