Discussion Meeting on Gender responsive budget preparing and Monitoring Process

By on April 19, 2017
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Bangladesh Mahila Parishad organized a discussion meeting on “Gender responsive budget preparing and Monitoring Process” at Anowara Begum, Munira Khan Conference room, Bangladesh  Mahila Parishad on 11th April  2016 at 3.30 p.m. Dr. Fauzia Moslem Acting President, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad  chaired  the meeting.  Key note Paper on behalf of BMP is presented by Sharmind Nilormi, Associate Professor, Economics Department Jahangirnagar University.  General Secretary of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad delivered the welcome speech.

Dr. Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, CPD, Dr. Saima Huq Bidisha Associate Professor, Economics Department, Dhaka University and Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, Senior Research Fellow and Special correspondent of the Financial Express F H M Humayan Kabir were the Special Guests.

The speakers said removing gender disparities is essential for ensuring the country’s sustainable development. They urged the Government to conduct regular monitoring of gender budget process. The speakers focused on the issues for enhancing wages of women, engaged in three sectors- agriculture, industry and service. They also said that change of mindset in looking into the gender issues is also necessary to reduce the gender gap.

50 percent allocation in gender budget would not ensure equality without change in mindset and checking the programs that widen disparities. They also urged the government not to introduce any budget that increases gender gap.

Dr. Fauzia Moslem said that equality and social justice, which are ensured in the constitution, should be reflected in the national budget.

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