BANGLADESH RECEIVES WIP AWARD FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN, REDUCING GENDER GAPS


BANGLADESH RECEIVES WIP AWARD FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN, REDUCING GENDER GAPS

8I3A7745Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com

Bangladesh has received the WIP award for women empowerment and reducing gender gaps.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam received the award on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Tuesday.

The government has dedicated the award to more than 200,000 women violated in 1971 war of independence as it comes just before the celebration of Bangladesh’s 45th Independence Day on Mar 26.

The Women in Parliaments (WIP) Global Forum presented this award to Bangladesh in its annual summit, based on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report.

Bangladesh has secured a place among the top 10 countries that reduced gender gaps in politics significantly.

The foreign ministry said Bangladesh won this award in the ‘South and Southeast Asia’ category.

The prime minister was invited by the founder of the Switzerland-based WIP Silvana Koch-Mehrin to receive the award.

She could not go but sent a video message to be played at the closing of the summit on Wednesday.

Bangladesh is perhaps the only country where prime minister, speaker, leader of the opposition, deputy leader of the house, and a major opposition leader are all women.

State minister Alam said women’s active participation in politics, defence, administration or business in Bangladesh had made the country “a pioneer in the cause of women’s rights”.

He also reaffirmed Bangladesh’s “unequivocal commitment to establishing gender equality and uproot violence against women from the society”.

Alam on the sidelines of the summit said met the Ethiopian state minister for trade and the director general of Ethiopian Investment Commission, and discussed trade and investment potentials.

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MARCH 24, 2015

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