Activate repression prevention body to stop domestic violence
Bangladesh National Women Lawyers (BNWLA) yesterday urged the government to activate the women and children repression prevention committee to stop domestic violence.
They also proposed to use the upazila building, health complexes or abandoned government building to use as temporary shelter home for the repressed women.
They placed the recommendations at a workshop titled 'Institutional preparations to address domestic violence” organised by BNWLA at LGED auditorium in the city.
Salma Ali, executive director of BNWLA, said the social welfare officers and women affairs officers of the government could play a vital role to stop domestic violence in remote areas that are increasing day by day.
Social Welfare Minister Enamul Haque Mostafa Shahid who attended the programme as the chief guest assured that his ministry would work to stop domestic violence on women.
He said that poverty is a very important cause for increase of domestic violence and dowry related deaths. So the government and NGOs have to work together to stop domestic violence and eliminate poverty.
Sitangshu Sen, director general of Social Services Department, attended the programme as special guest. He emphasised on education to stop the domestic violence and said, “Our mother and sister always become victim of violence that should be stopped.”