Speaker for bringing women in mainstream of development

DHAKA Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today said women must be brought in the mainstream of development by eliminating disparity and inequality.

Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is quite impossible lagging the country's half of population, women, behind. Women empowerment should be ensured harmonising their scopes and capabilities, she told a seminar in the capital, said an official release issued from the Parliament Secretariat.

Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) organised the seminar on 'Human Empowerment and Attaining Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh: The Cases of Women and Marginal Community' by the initiative of the Department of Sociology under the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at Bijoy Auditorium on the university campus.

BUP Vice-Chancellor Major General Md Emdad-Ul-Bari, Pro-Vice Chancellor of BUP Prof Dr M Abul Kashem Mozumder and Prof Dr Monirul Islam Khan of the Department of Sociology at Dhaka University, among others, spoke at the seminar, an ISPR press release said.

Speaking as the chief guest, Dr Chaudhury said empowerment of women and development of marginal people are two essential conditions for meeting the SDGs.

Ensuring the issues is a huge challenge along with controlling population growth, poverty alleviation, education for all, medical care for developing countries like Bangladesh, she said.

The Speaker discussed the country's present situation, the future prospects and the concerted efforts to deal with problems.

Brigadier General AKM Iqbal Azim, dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Science, moderated the seminar.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)