IT literacy must for women empowerment: Chumki

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DHAKA, May 29, 2018 (BSS) – State Minister for Women and Children
Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki today underscored the need for enabling the
womenfolk in information technology (IT) to turn them into skilled workforces
so that they can contribute to the economy.

“Literacy in information technology is a must to empower women.
Bangladesh cannot be a developed country if the womenfolk, half of the total
population, remain backward in information technology,” she told a seminar at
Jatiya Mahila Sangstha conference room on Bailey Road here.

Mahila Sangstha organized the seminar on “Information Technology to
Empower Rural Women” Perspectives and Implementation” under ‘Tottho Apa’
project.

Women and Children Affairs Secretary Nasima begum, Divisional
Commissioner of Dhaka KM Ali Azam, Jatiya Mahila Sangstha executive director
Begum Jahanara Parvin addressed the seminar, among others. Mahila Sangstha
Chairman Advocate Momtaz Begum chaired it.

Chumki said the government has undertaken a Taka 544 crore project to
reach information technology facilities to the doorsteps of rural women.

Under the project, one crore rural women would be made IT literate, she
said.

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