Int’l Women’s Day being observed today

08 Mar 2017, 10:22

NTV Online

Dhaka: The International Women’s Day is being observed in the country, as elsewhere across the globe, on Wednesday with a call for all to help forge a better, inclusive and gender‐equal world.

The theme of this year’s day is #BeBoldForChange—encouraging people to step up and take groundbreaking actions to help drive gender equality. It focuses on ‘Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50‐50 by 2030’.

In different regions of the world, the focus of the celebrations ranges from general respect, appreciation to love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements.

To mark the day, different organisations have chalked out various programmes, including rallies, discussions and cultural events with focus on equal rights of women.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.

In his message, the President said, ‘In Bangladesh, half of the total population is women. It’s possible to change the country’s overall scenario through ensuring gender equality in national development, which will help achieve the sustainable development goals.’

In her message, the Prime Minister urged all to build developed, prosperous Bangladesh ensuring women’s participation in the mainstream of the national development establishing gender equality at workplaces.