Speakers for concerted efforts to empower women with disabilities

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

training programme.

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)