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20th-Mar-2017

Women play key role for country`s uplift

By City Desk

Women are playing an important role in the country's overall economy through the expansion of productive industry. In Bangladesh women are being successful in business along with other professions. As a result, the creation of new work and the field have been gradually increasing for their independence.
The speakers said those in a roundtable discussion on "The Role of Men for Women Entrepreneur's success", organized by Women Entrepreneur's Association on the occasion of International Women's Day. The roundtable discussion was held on Sunday at Dhaka Reporters' Unity, Segunbagicha.
Ms. Nasrin Rab Ruba, Presidend of Association, presided over roundtable discussion while Saidur Rahman Tapa  was present as chief guest and Tax comissoner Md Alamgir Hossain attended as special guest. Dr. Nadia Binte Amin, Vice President of Association and Convener of World Women's Day observation committe, delivered welcome address. Executive member Ms. Nilufar Karim moderated the event while Ms. Nazmin Sultana, General Secretary and Ms. Aisha Siddika, Executive member of the association told their speech.  
Dr. Nadia Binte Amin, Convener of the Committee, told as welcome address that Women are playing key role for the development. In domestic and internationally women are contributing in all spheres of society almost including politics and economy. They are going to continue to fight and to cross many hurdles.
After liberation, domestic and internationally women have been creating instances of their performance in the field of development and empowerment. Women walked noted as Prime Minister, Opposition Political leader, Speaker of National Assembly, police, army, higher officials of public administration, aeronautical, justice, player, even the highest peak of the Everest.  
She said, women workers of garment industry protest in New York's street against 12 hour daily labour, low wages, human torture and lack of food on March 8, 1857. Many of them are arrests and harassment. Beginning from that, athrun protested against roster. After three years, they formed own union on March 8, 1860. March 8, 1908 a large number of women workers started a movement for low productivity, fair wages and the right to vote.
After two years of this event, 8th March was announced in communist women's international conference which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on March 8, 1910. The proposer of this was the German Communist leader Clara Jetkina. After 64 years in 1974, United Nations recognized this day as International Women's Day. Since then, women are goind ahead in worldwide.
In the roundtable discussion, other speakers told that Man's collaboration has enough behind the professional success of a woman. Because it is impossible to direct all programs for a woman without man's collaboration.  Moreover large parts of the country's total number of members are women. So there is need for development oriented for this manpower instead of tied up in the house.  As a result, if man helps women entrepreneurs more, they will able to contribute more in society.