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Khaleda Zia a pioneer of women’s empowerment in Bangladesh

BNP Standing Committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury has said that Khaleda Zia is a pioneer of women’s empowerment in Bangladesh.
Begum Zia had proved that a woman can become the prime minister and lead a movement against an autocratic regime, as she had elected the first PM of Bangladesh after a successful movement against autocrat HM Earshad in 1991, Khasru said on Friday.

He said this while addressing a rally as chief guest, organized by Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal in front of BNPÕs central office at Naya Palton on Friday, marking International WomenÕs Day.
By prioritizing the women’s affairs ministry during her first tenure, Khaleda Zia confirmed the recruitment of women in every sector of government, Khasru added.

He said Khaled Zia had taken initiatives to financially empower women by creating employment opportunities through farming duck, hens, goats, etc and encouraging financial institutions such as banks to give them loans.

ÒIf we want the actual empowerment of women, we should give them the freedom to choose their way,Ó he said.

Nowadays, it is seen that women are being harassed everywhere and every day, and in most cases, by ruling party cadres, the BNP leader alleged.

Those who are working for womenÕs rights are not raising their voices against the harassment as they gear up for an autocratic regime, he said.

Amir Khasru said no one is getting justice as almost all sectors are occupied by Awami League men who have established a culture of fear.
There are no rights for people, including women, in the country, said the BNP leader.

Women’s rights will be established when people’s basic rights, like the right to vote, are secured, Khasru said.

Now it’s time to fight unitedly to restore the rights of people, including those of women,Ó he added.

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Khaleda Zia a pioneer of women’s empowerment in Bangladesh

Update Time : 11:02:20 pm, Friday, 8 March 2024

BNP Standing Committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury has said that Khaleda Zia is a pioneer of women’s empowerment in Bangladesh.
Begum Zia had proved that a woman can become the prime minister and lead a movement against an autocratic regime, as she had elected the first PM of Bangladesh after a successful movement against autocrat HM Earshad in 1991, Khasru said on Friday.

He said this while addressing a rally as chief guest, organized by Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal in front of BNPÕs central office at Naya Palton on Friday, marking International WomenÕs Day.
By prioritizing the women’s affairs ministry during her first tenure, Khaleda Zia confirmed the recruitment of women in every sector of government, Khasru added.

He said Khaled Zia had taken initiatives to financially empower women by creating employment opportunities through farming duck, hens, goats, etc and encouraging financial institutions such as banks to give them loans.

ÒIf we want the actual empowerment of women, we should give them the freedom to choose their way,Ó he said.

Nowadays, it is seen that women are being harassed everywhere and every day, and in most cases, by ruling party cadres, the BNP leader alleged.

Those who are working for womenÕs rights are not raising their voices against the harassment as they gear up for an autocratic regime, he said.

Amir Khasru said no one is getting justice as almost all sectors are occupied by Awami League men who have established a culture of fear.
There are no rights for people, including women, in the country, said the BNP leader.

Women’s rights will be established when people’s basic rights, like the right to vote, are secured, Khasru said.

Now it’s time to fight unitedly to restore the rights of people, including those of women,Ó he added.