Women’s Day, 2015

International Women’s Day is being observed on 8th March across the country as elsewhere in the world with a renewed pledge to ensure parity between men and women in every sphere of life in society. The theme of the year was “equality for men and women in terms of rights and dignity”. To mark the day, the ministry, different political, socio-cultural organizations, human rights bodies and Jaitya Press Club (JPC) will organize various programmes including rally, seminar, discussion and cultural function in the capital and elsewhere across the country. A Solidarity Human Chain to Protection of Rights and Dignity of Women Migrant Workers was took place in front of National Press Club. As a chief guest of consultation on protections of rights & dignity of women migrant workers, Mr. Md. Israfil Alam, MP urged all to work together for ensuring women empowerment, their equal rights and opportunities. It is a day when women are


recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back to past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women. Syed Saiful Haque, Chairman, WARBE Development Foundation, also represents the violence against women is prevalent in this country especially against women who come from the impoverished sections of society. Dowry related violence; rape; acid throwing; domestic violence; illegal fatwa; sexual harassment; wage discrimination; and social discrimination against women are widespread occurrences.