A group of 18 rights-based civil society networks on Tuesday demanded that more of taxpayers' money be invested for establishing women's rights.
The group, EquityBD, also demanded that women's contribution to the economy be recognised and the burden be reduced.
Men are enjoying benefits of facilities involving food, healthcare, education and entertainment more than women around the world, the group told organising a human chain in front of National Press Club in Dhaka.
Women are discriminated against while participating in economic activities, facing unequal recruitment options, promotions and wages, they said.
Mustafa Kamal Akanda, Ferdous Ara Rumee and Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD, Rehana Akter of Bangladesh Krishani Shova, Badrul Alam of Bangladesh Krishak Federation and Barkat Ullah Maruf of COAST Trust spoke at the event.