Stakeholders in a function in Gaibandha on Saturday underscored the need for joint and collective efforts to bring down all sorts of oppression against women and children to zero level for a better and peaceful society.
‘The women folk are being harassed and the children, especially female kids, are also being victimized by eve teasing in various ways resulting, many killing incidents are taking place in the country often creating panicky situation in the society,’ they said.
They made the comments while addressing a discussion on ‘Prevention of women and children oppression-killings’ organised by Nari Oikya Parishad, Gaibandha at the auditorium of Zila Parishad of the town.
Deputy commissioner Abdul Matin addressed the function as the chief guest while Deputy Director of Social Services Department Emdadul Haque Pramanik and officer-in-charge of Sadar thana Khan M Shahriar also spoke at the event as special guests.
Earlier, Lutfunnesa Khan Beauty, MP, and also Chairperson of NOP central committee, made the welcome speech in the function with President of NOP (district chapter) Tazina Akter Raka in the chair.
Moderated by general secretary of NOP Nila Zaman, the function was also addressed, among others, by its Assistant GS Mazeda Khatun and NGO activist Joya Prosad.
The speakers urged all to build social movement through active participation of the stakeholders aimed at stopping all sorts of harassment and killings against women and female children to have a peaceful and sound atmosphere in the society.
Abdul Matin emphasized for creating much awareness among the common people of the society in eradicating the oppression against women and female children side by side with checking their unexpected killings.
Terming women repression as a social nuisance, the chief guest urged the women-folk to come forward with the mentality to gradually improve their socio-economic condition which could play significant role to root out their oppression and killings from the society.
A large number of women, female leaders, NGO activists and invited persons including media men participated in the function spontaneously.
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