Memorial Meeting for observance of 16th death anniversary of Poet Sufia Kamal

By on December 7, 2015
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Social Action Committee organized a memorial meeting on 21st November 2015 at Engineer’s Institution at Dhaka for observance of  16th death anniversary of Poet Sufia Kamal.

Social Action Committee is a platform of 68 women, Human rights and development organizations.

The President of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad Ayesha Khanam chaired the meeting.

The mail theme of meeting was need for more active role of male and young society for resisting Violence against women

In this meeting Ad  Sultana Kamal, Executive Director, Ain O Salish Kendra and Ranjan  Karmaker, Executive Director, Steps Towards Development  discussed on the issue of  Freedom of  speech and  personal  liberty  in Bangladesh Perspective,  Ad Salma  Ali, Executive Director BNWLA  spoke on Violence against women and girl child in Bangladesh, Rokeya Kabir, Executive Director Bangladesh Nari Progoti Sangha and Helen Manisha Sarker, National General Secretary, YWCA of  Bangladesh discussed on Communalism and our role, Chanchana Chakma, President Hills women’s Federation spoke on marginalized women in Bangladesh.

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The Speakers demanded implementation of the constitution of 1972 as it was with its four fundamental: Democracy, socialism, secularism and nationalism. The speakers said that Sufia Kamal tried to mobilize the women folks of the country to establish their rights. She was a brave and a modest person who wanted a state where the women folks would not face repressions. The speakers called on the women to materialized the dream of poet Sufia Kamal.

Sanchita Talukder, Assist Coordinator, IED presented the recommendations. Jana Goswami, Program Director Advocacy, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad conducted the meeting

 

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