RAJSHAHI Speakers at a discussion here today
unequivocally called for concerted efforts of all government and non-
government entities concerned to empower the women with disabilities.
Like normal people, physically challenged women should get necessary
services including reproductive health and education, they told at a training
course styled Women with Disabilities: Empowerment, Sexual and Reproductive
Health and Self-reliance at BGB Party Point in the city.
Women with Disabilities Development Foundation (WDDF) organized the
Principal of Rajshahi College Prof Habibur Rahman, Head of Department of
English of the college Professor Pijush Kanti Fouzder, Associate Professors
Gulshan Ara and Samysathi Bhowmik and Executive Director of WDDF Ashrafun
Nahar Misty conducted the four-hour training sessions as resource persons.
Prof Rahman laid emphasis on collective efforts of both the public and
private organisations for ensuring fundamental rights of women with
Terming the challenged people as an integral part of the society, he put
emphasis on mainstreaming them through creating a friendly atmosphere for
people with disabilities.
The physically challenged people should never be adjudged as burden of the
He urged wealthy people and other philanthropists to stand beside the
people with special abilities for ensuring their dignified life in the
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)