Thrust on equal participation of all to achieve gender parity
Mentioning that the gender balance is important for sustainable development as well as social progress, speakers at a discussion here on Friday underscored the need for ensuring equal participation of men and women in all spheres for attaining gender parity in the country.
Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) organised the event, 'Balance For Better: Samriddhir Pathe, Ekshathe', at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh, marking the International Women's Day.
Divided into two panel discussions, the event saw speakers from diverse sectors connecting 400 participants by sharing insights about collective actions and shared responsibility as the key for driving a gender-balanced world.
In her speech, Shaheen Anam, executive director of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), said, "Mass-level advocacy on gender balance is crucial to create an inclusive work environment and opportunities for women to thrive in workplaces."
Legal Circle Founder Anita Ghazi Rahman echoed Shaheen Anam, saying thinking oneself as a human first, and then male or female can significantly improve the situation.
Farin Daulah, co-founder and managing director of Yellow Brick Road, and Nazma Ara Begum Poppy, Adjunct Faculty of North South University, General Secretary of Visually Impaired People's Society (VIPS) and Project Officer of Handicap International, also spoke on the occasion. -UNB