Bangladesh highlights women empowerment

Published : 13 Mar 2019, 17:42

Jagoroniya Desk

Deputy Minister of Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury on Wednesday presented Bangladesh’s unprecedented achievements in women’s equality and empowerment at a high-level side event at the UN headquarters.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put the advancement of women at the heart of our development endeavours,” he said at ‘Tracking the Walk: Measuring progress in Women’s Economic Empowerment’ as a panelist.

“She is one of the few world leaders who were present at the adoption of both the MDGs and the SDGs, a unique example of successful and sustained woman leadership,” Mohibul told the programme co-organised by Bangladesh and International Trade Centre (ITC) as a part of the ongoing 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). 

The Session of the CSW will continue till Mar 22.

Deputy Minister Mohibul mentioned that 35% percent women in Bangladesh have bank accounts, which is above the regional average for South Asia. He also mentioned about the SDG Tracker, an innovative tool that will help measuring the achievement in attaining SDGs.

Before this event, he attended a ministerial roundtable. In the day-long engagements, he also met a parliamentary delegation of Iran where they exchanged views and ideas about women empowerment in their respective countries.

Mohibul led the Bangladesh delegation at the inaugural session of the 63rd CSW. 

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs of Bangladesh Kamrun Nahar, Secretary of Coordination and Reforms of Cabinet Division Dr Md Shamsul Arefin, Secretary in Charge of Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Rownaq Jahan, Director General of Women Affairs Badrun Nessa are attending various events as members of the delegation.

Source: unb

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