No alternative to ending repression against women: Speakers

Speakers at a divisional meeting here today said there is no alternative to ending all sorts of repression and violence against women and children through launching vigorous social movement involving every citizen.Rangpur divisional unit of Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA) organised the meeting on ‘Prevention of Repression and Violence against Women’ at its temporary office in Keranipara area in the city.Chief of divisional unit of BNWLA Advocate Kohinoor Begum presided over the meeting participated by public representatives, journalists, members of the divisional and different district level units of the organisation from all over Rangpur division.Councilor of Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) Mahbubur Rahman Manju, its Female Councilor Jafrin Islam Ripa, Chairman of Damodarpur union Azizul Haque, women leaders Mosfeka Razzaque and Advocate Monwara Sultana Binu addressed.
Executive Coordinator of Rangpur divisional unit of BNWLA Advocate Farooque, its member Advocate Farzana Bappi, General Secretary of Rangpur City Press Club Shakil Ahmed, Photojournalist of the Dainik Juger Alo Asaduzzaman Afzal, also spoke.The meeting discussed organisational issues for providing legal aids to the victims of repression and violence for preventing these special curses once for all from the society for ensuring smooth development and empowerment of the women.The speakers stressed for involving the civil society members, public representatives, politicians, community leaders, students, and teachers, socio-cultural and professional activists for ending repression, torture and violence against women and children.
Narrating various types of repressions, they said women are being subjected to violence, torture and abuse in every family, working places, roads, transports and everywhere due to lack of adequate social awareness and cooperative attitudes.Terming these social curses as the main barriers for flourishing women leadership and empowerment, they suggested for incorporation of the concept of gender equality in the curriculums to help students developing hatred against these evils.They specially stressed for launching a vigorous social movement, involving the common people, to create public awareness in eradicating repression and violence against women to establish equal women rights in the society.BSS, Rangpur