Report on the 'National Aparajita Conference'

Speaker of the National Parliament, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

Speaker of the National Parliament, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

The 'National Aparajita Conference' held on Saturday, April 20, at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka witnessed a gathering of distinguished guests, prominent women leaders, and media representatives. The conference, organized by the Aparajita Network, aimed to address issues concerning the advancement of women in Bangladesh and celebrate their achievements.

Key Speakers and Guests

Speaker of the National Parliament, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury: Emphasized Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's effective plans for the advancement of women, highlighting various incentives provided under her leadership, including technical training. Chaudhury underscored the importance of empowering women and ensuring equal access to digital opportunities.

Chairman of Bagerhat District Women's Association and President of Bagerhat District Aparajita Network, Sharifa Khanam: Chaired the event, setting the tone for discussions on women's empowerment.

Advocate Roksana Khandkar, Executive Director of Khan Foundation: Delivered the welcome speech, acknowledging the efforts of the Aparajita Network in empowering women.

Jasmine Akhtar Riva (Dinajpur District Aparajita Network member) and Prashant Tripura (Helvetas Bangladesh Project Director): Contributed to the proceedings with their insights and experiences.

Special Guests: President of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Culture Asaduzzaman Noor, Amatul Kibria Keya Chowdhury, Arma Dutta, Nachima Zaman Bobby, and Ambassador of Switzerland Reto Rengli shared their perspectives on women's empowerment.

Israt Jahan Sonali (Jhalkathir Upazila Vice Chairman and Barisal Divisional Aparajita Network General Secretary): Expressed gratitude on behalf of the organizers and highlighted the importance of collaboration and unity among women.
Highlights of the Conference:

Recognition of Women Pioneers: 16 women from 16 districts were honored for their outstanding contributions as pioneers and Union Parishad members, showcasing the diverse achievements of women across the country.

Participation: The conference saw the active participation of 300 Aparajitas from 16 districts, reflecting the widespread engagement and interest in initiatives aimed at women's empowerment.

Commendable Efforts: The Aparajita Network was lauded for its efforts in empowering women through various training programs, promoting communication, camaraderie, harmony, and unity among its members.

The 'National Aparajita Conference' served as a platform for meaningful discussions and recognition of women's achievements in Bangladesh. The event underscored the importance of concerted efforts towards gender equality and women's empowerment, aligning with the vision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's administration.

Overall, the conference was a testament to the commitment of various stakeholders towards advancing the status and rights of women in Bangladesh.


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