Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for forging a new global alliance to promote women rights as she received the Global Women’s Leadership Award for her outstanding contribution to the women empowerment.

“We have to forge a new alliance to support the women and uphold their rights. Together, we must act on our shared culture, tradition and values to benefit millions of women in need. Let us mobilize our strength,” she said at the award-giving ceremony in Sydney on Friday evening.

The prime minister received the accolade from Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad at a gala dinner of the Global Summit of Women 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

The US-based Global Summit of Women conferred the award on Hasina for her leadership in women’s education and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh.

A video documentary on the political life of Hasina, Bangladesh’s economic progress and different initiatives for women empowerment by her government was screened at the awards ceremony.

Speaking at the function, the prime minister said, “I am highly glad and deeply honoured to receive the Global Women Leadership Award 2018. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Global Summit of Women for nominating me for the prestigious accolade and organising this gala event.”

Dedicating the award to the women across the world, she said, “It is a great pleasure for me to see the women change-makers, who have gathered here from different parts of the world, and are delivering on the theme “Women: Creating Economies of Shared Value”.”

According to the Global Gender Gap ranking 2017, Bangladesh ranks 7th among 155 countries in political empowerment of women. It’s place on the overall gender gap index is 47.

Highlighting her government’s initiatives for women’s empowerment, Hasina put forward four proposals at the event:

First, work to overcome traditional gender stereotypes regarding women’s ability.

Second, reach marginal and vulnerable women who are still less fed, not schooled, underpaid and violated. No woman and girl should be left behind.

Third, enhance women’s productivity by addressing health hazards specific to women.

Fourth, create equal opportunities for women in all sectors of life and livelihoods.


APRIL 27, 2018

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