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Women activists demand formulating policy to help women's dignity
Staff Correspondent
Published :Monday, 24 August, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 7
Experts demanded formulating a national policy for the professional women ensuring a friendly working environment.
While speaking at a gathering on Sunday, the women rights activists said that a policy should be framed for professional women in Bangladesh, addressing their necessary issues including safety and security in public places to help uphold women's dignity and developing their career.
The suggestion came at as national assembly on 'The challenges of professional women in the 21 century: The responsibilities of the state and the society' marking one month long organizational month that started from August 1, organised by Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) at the Engineers Institute Auditorium .
Ayesha Khanam, President of BMP whileconducting the gathering said that today's women have equal success with men. Their contributions in the national development are no less than what their male counterparts have.
'Today's women have reached such a peak in successes despite facing so many challenges including social barriers.  Like men, they are also engaging themselves working in risky jobs, such as working as a pilot. They are facing some peculiar challenges and realities too during their works,' she said.
She urged all sections of the society including family and state to create an amicable environment for women so that women could continue their professional works equally as her male counterpart. She also noted that both government and non government organizations should come forward to ensure a congenial environment for women.

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