Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) observed the CEDAW Day 2016

By on September 8, 2016
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CEDAW is recognized as a women human rights bill and considered as a very important tool of women movement to establish women human rights and women empowerment. As a part of women’s movement BMP observed the CEDAW Day every year with its own initiatives. In this perspective, BMP organized a discussion meeting on “Implementation of CEDAW Article- 11 requires safe environment, decent work, child care center and transport facilities for women” on 3rd September 2016 at Anowara Begum Munira khan Auditorium, Sufia Kamal Bhaban ,10/B/1 Segun Bagicha Dhaka at 3:30 p.m.

Kazi Reazul Hoque, Chairman of National Human Rights Commission, was present as chief guest. Christine Susan Hunter, Country Representative of UN Women- Bangladesh and Selima Ahmed, President of Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry were special guests in the discussion meeting. Ayesha Khanam, President, BMP chaired the meeting. International sub-committee Secretary of BMP, Rekha Saha presented a key note on “Implementation of CEDAW Article- 11 requires safe environment, decent work, and child care center and transport facilities for women”.

In the meeting speakers said, CEDAW is an instrument to achieve women human right, women empowerment and gender equality. Speakers also addressed that due to lack of social security, women faced different kind of obstacles to participate in the job market fully. Government should take necessary development strategy to strengthen economic empowerment of women in all sectors. They said, this is the right time to work together to implement section 11 of CEDAW with the objective of ensuring safe environment, decent work, and child care center and transport facilities for women.

On behalf of BMP, Luna Noor, member of International sub-committee placed recommendations and Sheuty Sabur, member of International sub-committee conducted the discussion meeting

BMP central Committee members, Social Action committee members, different sub-committee members of BMP, Media representatives, Dhaka city committee members, and staffs of BMP participated in the meeting.

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