Speakers at a human chain in Jamalpur town yesterday emphasised the need for ensuring equity for women in all aspects of life.
Jointly organised by Jamalpur district administration and Department of Women Affairs, the human chain was formed at Bakultala intersection in the town to mark International Women's Day on March 8.
Members and officials of different organisations as well as a number of women's rights organisations took part at the event. Those include Jamalpur unit of Jatiya Mohila Sangstha, Durbar Nari Network, Ladies Club, Naripokkho, Manusher Janno Foundation Jamalpur, Committee of Concerned Citizens of TIB, Taranga Mohila Kalyan Sangstha and Unnayan Sangha.
The hour-long human chain was presided over by Masirun Nesa, deputy director of Department of Women Affairs in Jamalpur.
Among others, Razib Kumar Sarkar, additional deputy commissioner (general); Jahangir Salim, an NGO official; and women leaders Rasheda Farooqi and advocate Shamim Ara spoke at the programme.
The speakers said since women's equity still remains unachieved, women are still being tortured in many ways at their workplaces or their homes.
In order to establish women's dignity and ensure equity for them in the society, everyone must resist multi-level violence on women and develop a positive outlook towards women, irrespective of their class, creed and ethnic identity, they said.