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Absence of effective SRHR rights protection mechanism make women, children vulnerable: Speakers

03 Apr 2022 | 10: 42 am

Development and rights activists at a programme Friday 01 April 2022 said that women and children are still victims of violence due to absence of effective mechanism to protect the sexual and reproductive health rights despite significant increase in woman’s participation in various sectors now-a-days.

Participants of the training workshop

They also said that women do not have any control over the pregnancy and number of children they should deliver while they are still blamed for giving birth to a girl child.

“Woman’s participation in social and political activities has increased significantly now-a-days as a result of the government’s multifarious programmes. But women and children are still subjected to violence due to absence of effective measures to safeguard the sexual and reproductive health rights,” Environmentalist Professor Idris Ali said at the closing programme of a six-day workshop on Resilience Through Information on SRHR and Empowerment (RISE).

CUJ Ex President Journalist M Nasirul Hoque

The ISDE organised the programme with support of Netherlands-based donor SIMAVI and initiated by Royal Tropical Institute KIT, Red Orange and FPAB at the conference hall of Parjatan Hotel Saikat in Chattogram where 25 ISDE official from Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar participated aiming to build capacity.

Ex Professor of Government Hasi Moahmmed Mohshin College Dr. Idrish Ali

The ISDE Executive Director S M Nazer Hossain said that sexual and reproductive health right is a fundamental human right which is being violated due to ignorance of the people. Many people still consider women as a child delivery machine whose main job is to raise children.

ISDE Bangladesh Executive Director S M Nazer Hossain