15 Jan 2022, 18:57

Speaker for raising awareness to stop violence on women, children

  DHAKA, Jan 15, 2022 (BSS) - Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin 
Chaudhury today called for raising awareness to stop rape and violence on 
women and children.

 "Punishment of those who will be found involved with incidents of rape and 
violence on women and children must be ensured," she said. 

  Shirin was addressing as the chief guest at a view-exchange with members of 
parliament (MPs) on 'what to do to prevent violence and rape on women and 
children' at the oath-taking room of JS Bhaban. 

  National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) arranged the view-exchange.

  NHRC Chairman Nasima Begum chaired the function while NHRC full-time member 
Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed delivered the welcome address.

  Speaker Shirin Sharmin said women empowerment has been ensured under the 
leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Father of the Nation 
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  She said workplaces and public places should be brought under CCTV camera 
surveillance to ensure safety and security of women.

  Males should be conscious and responsive in preventing rape and violence on 
women and guardians should instill positive outlook into male offspring since 
childhood, she mentioned.

  The speaker said awareness raising leaflets containing appropriate 
guidelines should be distributed at female schools and colleges.

  Lawmakers ASM Firoj, Rashed Khan Menon, Shamsul Haque Tuku, Meher Afroj 
Chumki, Rawshan Ara Mannan, Fakhrul Imam, Md Habibe Millat, Habibun Nahar, 
Lutfunnesa Khan, Aroma Dutta, Shamima Akhter, Syeda Rubina Akhter, Advocate 
Khodeja Nasreen Akhter Hossain, Mohammad Shahiduzzaman and Advocate Gloria 
Sarker were present on the occasion.

  NHRC officials and Speaker's PS Md Kamal Billah were also present. 

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