Participants of a human chain rally in Barisal on Monday stressed on using complementary role of religion in advancement and empowerment of women.
The programme was held in front of the Ashwini Kumar hall in the city organised by the district administration and directorate of women affairs.
Rashida Begum, district officer of women affairs, presided over the programme addressed among others by Talukdar Md. Yunus, district AL secretary and lawmaker, Nurul Amin, divisional commissioner, Shohidul Alam, depty commissioner Barisal, Nurjahan Begum, district Mahila Parishad secretary, Nigar Sultana Hanufa, women rights activist, Dr.
Syed Habibur Rahman, human rights activists, officials of district and police administration, leaders of different socio-cultural-professional-right organisations.
The speakers said advancement and empowerment of women not against the religious values, morals and practices, but both could play complementary roles.
So we should use religious ethics and practices in advancing and empowering women and preventing fundamentalism, they added.
The participants called to end gender discriminations to stop violence
against women by waging a united movement for breaking darkness and
silence about the justified rights of the females.
They said women’s contribution to the country’s economy was
increasing, but it was not recognized. If women are offered equal
rights and opportunities ending all sorts of discriminations, then
violence against women could be prevented at home and workplace.
The participants and speakers of the programmes calling for a common
family law and equal rights to end discrimination and violence against
women noted that although religion not supports the torture against
women, but the number of women’s death in domestic violence was more
than the death in wars worldwide.