The speakers in a programme on Wednesday said that, to resist the violence against the women and to establish the women empowerment in the country people should have to stop the violence against women and child from the family first.
They came up with the observation while addressing in an inaugural ceremony of a three years long project titled ‘Supporting Human Rights Defenders Working for Women’s and Girls’ Rights in Bangladesh’ at Rashahi Circuit House.
News Network in collaboration with Udayankur Seba Sangstha is implementing the project funded by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights for Bangladesh to provide support to Women Human Rights Defenders and/or Human Rights Defenders working for women’s and girls’ rights in Bangladesh.
Around hundred journalists, students, religious leaders and civil society members participated in the programme.
Rajshahi Deputy Commissioner SM Abdul Kader addressed the inaugural ceremony as chief guest with the News Network founder and CEO Shahiduzzaman in the chair.
Among others, Rajshahi Agriculture Extension Department’s former deputy director, Brajo Hori Das, local’s daily Sonali Sangbad news editor Anowar Alam Fatik, Prothom Alo’s Rajshahi Correspondent Abul Kalam Muhammad Azad and News Network Jessore coordinator Farazi Ahmed Syeed Bulbul addressed at the programmes.
SM Abdul Kader said we cannot resist the violence against women and children until we will be able to remove the violence in our own family.
“Now-a-days, people talk against the violence against women and children in public, but they tortured their own wives, maids, and children in home. They differ their male children from female children. We will be never able to remove the violence against women and children as well as establishing women empowerment if we do not start resisting the violence and oppression from our family”, he said.
Abul Kalam Muhammad Azad, Rajshahi Bureau of daily Prothom alo said, if the quick justice is ensured in the incidents of the child and women abusing, only then the violence might have been controlled.
A total of twenty female students of Rajshahi will be given fellowship training in the mass communication category under the project.