Picture and poster exhibition held in observing the International Women’s Day on 9th march, 2016

By on March 20, 2016
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To observe International Women’s Day, Training, Research and Library sub-committee of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) and Women and Gender studies (WGS) Dept. of Dhaka University jointly organized a day long picture and poster exhibition to uphold the dignity and disseminate the spirit of women’s day to the youths.  Exhibition was held at the DU campus of  Bot Tola adjacent to Aparajey Bangla on 09.03.2016.

Ayesha Khanam , president of BMP and  Dr. Syed Md. Saikh Imtiaz, chairperson of WGS dept. inaugurated the exhibition and opened it to be displayed for all.

In the inaugural session, Ayesha Khanam said, BMP has been working since 1970 to establish women’s right as human right. After 44 years of post-liberation, we are in here, the Aparajeo Bangla of DU, to tell and unite all of us about the equal rights of men and women, she said. In 1905 as Begum Rokeya, a pioneer of sub-continent women’s movement said ‘women’s captivity would not be kept off for so long’ as it was uttered with a stalwart voice by the Simon de Beauvoir in the west that ‘one is not born but; rather becomes a women’ Ayesh Khanam, quoted comparatively to vivid the voice of women’s from different parts of the world. Their words are still proven as truth in the recent achievements of Mabiya Akhter, a girl who won the first gold medal for Bangladesh in weightlifting in the edition of south Asian games, in the participation of women’s in policing, in the participation of cricket game and covering all social sectors women’s are highlighted their status by achieving success, if we give them equal opportunity, they will advance better to forward society, she add further. But in reality patriarchy as a system of disparity has forced to women’s dragging back, demand to the rights of equality is an outcomes of historical social movement for a long and as long as this disparity remain unchanged the movement for women’s right as a human right will be stronger to succeed, Ayesha Khanam said in her conclusion.

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Chairperson, Dr. Syed Md. Saikh Imtiaz has said, our aim is to establish a society full of gender sensitivity and to achieve such a goal WGS dept. has a pledge to work with BMP to promote women’s rights forward and our dept. will always welcomed any initiatives with BMP to keep this co-operation spontaneous.

In this exhibition, BMP vice president Faozia Moslem, general secretary Dr, Maleka Banu, joint general secretary, Rakhi Das Purkhayastha and Shima Moslem, additional general secretary, Masuda Rehana Begum, secretary of finance, Dil Afroz Begum, leaders from Dhaka Mahanagar, staffs from central office, students and teachers from various dept. of  DU were also present in this session.

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Exhibition displayed with illustrious works and memorable struggle of world women’s leaders- Olympe de gouges, Klara Zeitkin, Anthony B. Sushan, Marry Wollstonecraft, Simon de Beauvoir, leaders form subcontinent-Rokeya Sakhawat Housain, Lila Nag, Pritilata Waddader,Ila Mitra, Sufiya Kamal, Jahanara Imam and Manorama Basu along with the leaders of BMP. Selected pictures and posters from during the period of four decade long successive multisectoral activities and various issue addressing movements of BMP and handmade thematic poster regarding women’s rights from the student of WGS students displayed in this exhibition.

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