RANGPUR, March 22 (BSS) - Discussants at a views-sharing meeting here today urged for ending all sorts of domestic violence against women through building social awareness and showing cooperative attitude by all family members.
They called upon everybody to come up with pragmatic approaches by involving all stakeholders to achieve the desired success for speedy advancement of the society leading to overall social and national developments.
They were addressing the meeting organized by Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) with the assistance of the USAID and under the 'Protecting Human Rights Project' for preventing domestic violence against women and children.
With district unit President of Bangladesh Mohila Sangstha Rozy Rahman in the chair, Additional Divisional Commissioner (Revenue) Kazi Hassan Ahmed attended the meeting as the chief guest at Begum Rokeya auditorium in the city.
Coordinator of PIB Yusuf Ali, its Dhaka Office Executive Lovely Yasmin Ratna, journalists Javed Iqbal and Siddikur Rahman, Advocate Monir Ahamed, women leaders Adv Monwara Sultana Binu, Adv Alpona Khatun, Adv Monwara Khanom, addressed.
Officials, NGO representatives of NGOs and human rights organizations, civil society members, professionals and community
leaders took part in the meeting.
The speakers discussed various types of violence against women including domestic torture and said the women have been facing repression in every family and working place due to lack of adequate social awareness and cooperative attitudes.
Terming domestic violence, abuse and torture on women and adolescents as a gross violation of human rights, they opined for incorporation of the concept of gender equity in the curriculums to help students develop hatred against these evils.
The participants expressed their renewed pledge for launching vigorous social movements at all union and upazila levels for preventing violence against women and children in the process of building a peaceful society.