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City will be women-and-children friendly: Dhaka North Mayor
Dhaka North City Mayor Atiqul Islam

City will be women-and-children friendly: Dhaka North Mayor

Dhaka, Nov 27 – Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Tuesday said they are working to build Dhaka as an inclusive city so that people from all walks of life can commute safely and easily.“The city will be men, women, children, old and disabled people- friendly. Dhaka will be an inclusive city while every person can commute through road and pavement safely,” he said this at a press conference marking ‘16 days of Activism Campaign’ in the capital.
Atiqul said cities of developed countries are very inclusive.
“DNCC will set up a complaints box in its every ward, public place, market and shopping complexes to stop all sort of violence. We took the initiates to ensure safe and rights of women, children and disabled people. It will help to achieve SDGs too,” he also said.
He added two day long campaign will be held on November 29-30 at Shahid Tajuddin Park of Gulshan. Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen are expected to be present there.
The international campaign “16 days of Activism against Gender-based Violence” started on 25 November 2019, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and will continue until 10 December 2019, Human Rights Day.
Under this year’s theme, “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape” the campaign focuses on the issue of rape as a specific form of harm committed against women and girls in times of peace or war.
World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for more action to prevent and end violence against women. – UNB

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