Equal rights of men, women to ensure women empowerment: JS speaker says

Equal rights of men, women to ensure women empowerment: JS speaker says

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Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad and CPA executive committee chairperson Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury today said equal rights of men and women can ensure empowerment of women.

“We should formulate a policy which would ensure gender equality and women empowerment for sustainable development in the days to come,” she said at the International G-7/G20 Parliamentarians’ Conference on Empowering Women and Girls to lead Self-Determined, Healthy and Productive Lives here, an official release said tonight.

Women friendly environment in the social and family level should be created with the government assistance for ensuring women empowerment, Chowdhury said adding that collective efforts of men and women only could ensure gender equality.

The two-day Population and Development in Preparation for the 2015 G7 Summit began on April 16 in Berlin, Germany organized by European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF).

The Speaker is expected to return home on April 21.

-BSS

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