Focus on child marriage-free society stressed

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RAJSHAHI, Dec 11, 2017 (BSS)- Discussants at a view-sharing meeting voiced for energetic support from the community, especially teachers, parents and leaders of influence to ensure child marriage-free society.

They said more community participation is needed to attain the cherished goal of building a society free from child marriage as it’s a precondition to achieving the sustainable development goals.

Association for Community Development (ACD) organized the meeting at its conference hall here yesterday on Sunday.

Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation Musaddeque Hossain Bulbul, Panel Mayors Anwarul Amin Azab and Nurunnahar Begum, Editor of Daily Sonali Sangbad Liakat Ali, General Secretary of Rajshahi Rakhha Sangram Parishad Jamat Khan, ACD Project Coordinators Ehsanul Amin and Monirul Islam addressed the meeting.

Mayor Bulbul viewed flourishing the latent talents of girls together with founding them as educated could be the vital means of founding Bangladesh as a dignified nation in near future. He called for building a social resistance against child marriage as it is very damaging, especially for girls. It seems that girls are treated as burden to society, both in urban and rural areas.

Bulbul said there is no alternative to creating community awareness through raising school-based awareness on adolescence for combating the existing rate of child marriage.

Monirul Islam said the project aims to involve community people so that they can play pivotal role in changing the social mindset on child marriage.

Besides, it intends to build awareness among the adolescents about their rights to reproductive health, he added.

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