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Early marriage main barrier for women empowerment: Chumki

DHAKA, Oct 13, 2017 (BSS) - State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki yesterday said early marriage is the main barrier for women empowerment.

The country has achieved a significant progress in the field of women empowerment as they are advancing equally like their male counterparts," she told a human chain at the central Shahid Minar here, an official release said.

Chumki said, "We have to change patriarchal mindset towards women from all spheres of society. Womenfolk should be given equal opportunity to ensure their dignified life."

Referring to different milestone programmes taken by the government for empowerment of women, she urged private sector to extend their cooperation to ensure involvement of women in the development process of the country.

At a debate competition programme, Chumki urged all to raise their voices collectively to stop all sorts of repression on children. Debate for Democracy and National Girl Child Advocacy Forum are jointly organizing the three-day debate competition at the FDC.