Bangladesh a role model for women empowerment: Chumki

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rch 22, 2017 -Bangladesh is regarded as the role model for the empowerment of women in the world as the country has achieved remarkable success in advancing women under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki, MP.

She made this remark yesterday while speaking at the ongoing sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which is being held from 13-24 March at UN Headquarters

in New York, according to a message received here yesterday.

The theme of this session, ‘women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’ is very timely, she said.

The stat

e minister said the journey to promote empowerment of women began since the independence of Bangladesh.”Policies and institutional measures were undertaken for the development of women under the leadership of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”

She enumerated the measures undertaken by the present government to ensure the gender equality, political, social and economic empowerment of women of Bangladesh. “Considerin

g the inclusive development of women and to establish gender equality, we enacted ‘The National Women Development Policy 2011’, Meher Afroj said.

Mentioning the improvement of the working environment of women, the State Minister said, “we have established day-care facilities for children of working women, strengthened Social Safety Net Programmes for vulnerable women and promoting the women entrepreneurs at the grassroots level.”

“Joyeeta (victorious women), a shopping mall, has been established in the capital to facilitate marketing of their products without any middle men,” she added.

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