State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak yesterday said the present government is playing a pioneering role in women empowerment by ensuring their equal rights in the society.
“Without ensuring equal participation of women in the society, a country’s development can’t be achieved. The government is committed to establish gender-parity,” he said while addressing the tri-annual conference of Bangladesh Mohila Awami League of Singra Upazila and Municipal unit at Gol-E-Afroz Government College ground here.
Palak said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman empowered women by ensuring reserved women’s seats in the Jatiya Sangsad.
Bangabandhu created employment opportunities by nationalizing 36,000 primary schools across the country.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina created 60 percent employment opportunities for women in primary schools. As a result of taking this groundbreaking step, a girl with HSC pass is easily getting employment opportunities.
The present government has added father’s name as well as mother’s name in the national identity card. As a result, the dignity of women has increased, he also said.
The conference was inaugurated by Safia Khatun, president of Bangladesh Mohila Awami League.
Ratna Ahmed, MP, of Natore and Naogaon reserved women’s seats, Shirin Rukhsana, joint general secretary of Bangladesh Mohila Awami League, Singra Upazila Mohila Awami president Shamima Haque Rozi, among others, were present on the occasion.