Women's contributions should be recognised to ensure sustainable growth in the country, speakers said yesterday at “International Women's Day 2019 Photography Exhibition and Book Launching” at Art Gallery-3 of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).
“Women comprise half of this country's population. I believe no society, state or country can make progress by neglecting this half,” said Awami League lawmaker Sagufta Yasmin.
Saying that women are hardworking, she said contribution of women should be publicly recognised to bring change in people's mindset.
The exhibition, “Source of Life”, features photographs on the contribution of women in family, society, state and economy. A book containing the photographs was also released.
Shaheen Anam, executive director of Manusher Jonno Foundation, said the purpose of the exhibition is to showcase indoor and outdoor activities of women.
“Our message is that there should be no discrimination when it comes to one's duties. No work is meant for a specific gender,” she said.
Ekushey Award-winning photographer Sayeeda Khanam advised young female photographers to follow their passion, no matter how many obstacles they face.
The exhibition will continue till March 22.