Women's Right To Proper Education
Seminar on "Role of women in development of a country"
civilization could never be thought of without the active
participation of women. But unfortunately their contribution
is neither properly recognized nor widely appreciated.
Let women's horizon be enlighten by the light of education-that
were the main focus of the discussants of the seminar
held on March 8, 2005 on the occasion of International
women's day in the auditorium of Southeast University.
daylong seminar was organised by the Law & Justice
department of the Southeast University to mark the International
women's day. Prominent educationalist Dr. M. Shamsher
Ali, Vice-Chancellor of the university was the chief guest
of the seminar while Dr. Tarek M. R. Chowdhury, Dean of
school of arts and social science chaired the sessions.
While addressing as chief guest Dr. Shamsher Ali said
that there is no alternative to education for women. Only
education can help them upholding their self-consciousness
and can make them confident, he further added. He also
emphasised that both men and women enjoy equal rights
and privileges in the eye of Islam. Professor Dr. Mahbubul
Islam read the keynote paper and explained different dimensions
of women's rights movement. At the very beginning of the
seminar Lecturer Shaila Hossain gave a brief introduction
of women's movement that represents decades of struggle
for equality, justice, peace and development. Lecturer
Tofazzal Haque shed some light on international documents
and as well as our constitution. Sharmin Jahan Tania,
lecturer of law elaborated different rights and responsibilities
of state parties that enumerated in the CEDAW documents.
Afroza Bilkis also spoke about women's role in socio-economic
development of a country. Student Sharan Chandra Talukdar
and physically challenged Padma, student of LL.M also
shared their views about women's rights. Co-ordinator
of law & justice department Mr. Asaduzzaman moderated
the seminar. Proffessor Tareq concluded the seminar by
urging that promoting woman's equal rights is not only
women's responsibility, so let us reaffirm ourselves to
making it a reality.
author is lecturer, Law & Justice Department, Southeast
with the Law Desk
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