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Call to protect rights of women, children

BSS, Nilphamari

Meeting on “Women and girl child’ was held in the district administration conference room yesterday aiming to protect rights of womenfolk in the society.

Pollishiri , an non-government organization, in cooperation with Manusher Jonney Foundation organized the meeting to dissiminate information on women’s rights.

Additional deputy commissiner(general) Md Azaharul Islam, officials of different government organizations and rights activists, among others, addressed the meeting.

At the meeting, speakers laid emphasis on taking initiatives to ensure easy access of women to different development process, which eventually would make them empowered socially and economically.

According to health experts, child marriage creates many health complications among mothers and it must be stopped for promoting women empowerment.

When a minor girl becomes mother, the health of both the mother and the child become vulnerable, they said adding early marriage is one of the major causes for higher rate of malnutrition among children.

The speakers urged the government to take all necessary measures, including strict enforcement of the existing law, for eliminating child marriage.

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