24 Nov 2022, 19:26

Int'l Women Repression Prevention Fortnight begins tomorrow

DHAKA, Nov 24, 2022 (BSS) - Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) has drawn up a 15-day programme between November 15 and December 10 as the International Women Repression Prevention Fortnight will begin tomorrow.
The Parishad revealed the detailed programme in a press conference held in Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) auditorium at Segunbagicha here.
BMP President Dr Fouzia Moslem, its General Secretary Maleka Banu, Joint General Secretaries - Advocate Mahfuza Rehana Begum and Seema Moslem and Legal Aid Secretary Rekha Saha were present at the press conference.
Associate Professor and Chairperson of Dhaka University Criminology Department Khandker Farzana Rahman presented a research report on "Sexual violence on women and girls (rape) and engagement of young generation" during the press conference.
BMP has set a slogan for the 15-day programme titled "Let Us Prevent Repression on Women and Girls and Build a New Society".
Fouzia Moslem said her organisation is working side by side with the government to build a woman-repression-free country by 2030.
To achieve the goal, social movement along with women's movement should be further intensified, she mentioned.
She urged law enforcement agencies to play a more sensible role to this end.
As part of the programme, a national convention will be arranged on November 28. 
Besides, view-exchange meetings, consciousness-raising meetings and poster-making competitions will also be arranged across the country.

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