Santal people joined a procession in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha yesterday, demanding establishment of women's rights.
With placards and festoons, they paraded the main road in the area.
Upazila administration and Abalambon, a voluntary organisation, held the event. The participants later gathered at the Upazila Parishad auditorium where a discussion was held.
The speakers said women -- especially from the indigenous communities -- are deprived of proper education, heathcare facilities, jobs and shelter.
They often fall victim to murder, repression and rape, they said.
In this regard, they demanded that the government formulate adequate law.
Later, Santal women presented their traditional dances and songs.
Besides, various women and socio-cultural organisations in the district held programmes including rally, human chain and discussion.