Dhaka, Nov 25 (UNB)- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA )has nominated Additional IGP (Administration and Operations) of Police Headquarters Md. Mokhlesur Rahman as one of its 16 Champions for his special contribution in preventing violence against women and girl children.
UNFPA nominated 16 people from 16 countries across the world for their outstanding contribution in preventing torture against women and girls. Additional IGP Mohammad Mokhlesur Rahman has been nominated from Bangladesh, said Assistant Inspector General (Media) of the Police headquarters Md Sohel Rana.
A career police officer, Mokhlesur Rahman has contributed immensely to preventing gender-based torture in his long career. He has been conducting public awareness programs against gender-based violence, child marriage, women's oppression etc. for the past many years, the AIG (Media) said.
In this context, UNFPA involved him with their activities. He has been working closely with the UNFPA program against gender-based since 2015 as a consultant. On his recommendation, the ' Assistance Desk' for women has been established as a pilot project with the help of UNFPA in 15 police stations of the country. He is a proponent of building policing for the poor, AIG Sohel Rana said.
It is to be noted that the 'Assistance Desk' for women has given special importance to the complaints of women and girls who are the victims of torture and strict secrecy is maintained in this regard. Bangladesh was the first country in Asia to establish such a desk.
Dhaka, Nov 25 (UNB) - One of the six people who suffered burn injuries in a fire originated from a gas leakage in the city’s Mohammadpur area on Thursday night died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday.
The deceased is Billal Hossain, 35, a sanitary technician.
Billal and five others -- Naima Haque, 46, Naim, 7, Munayem, 28, Hosne Ara, 53, and Laily, 35 -- sustained burn injuries after a fire broke out following leakage in the gas line at a house in Mohammadpur Housing Area around 9:30 pm on Thursday.
The injured were taken to the DMCH where Billal succumbed to his injuries around 11:30 am in the morning, said ASI Abdullah Khan of the DMCH police Camp.
Dhaka, Nov 25 (UNB) – Different human rights groups urged the government to take effective measures to prevent the ongoing violence and torture against women and children.
About 21 rights groups including Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) formed a protest meeting at the Central Shaheed Minar on November 25 on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The platform, vocal for extermination of violence against women, will arrange different programs from November 25 to December 10 demanding the elimination of gender based violence and discrimination.
MJF Executive Director Shaheen Anam said, “We have to take concerted initiative to stop violence on women. We swear that we will not keep silent when it comes to violence against women and children.”
The slogan of this year was framed as #HearMeToo- End Violence Against Women and Children ahead of the 16-day international program which was introduced in 1991 with the leadership of ‘Institute for the Center for Women’s Global Leadership’.
Dhaka, Nov 25 (UNB) - Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said the incumbent government firmly believes in the freedom of judiciary and will not compromise over the issue.
“The government will never compromise over the freedom of judiciary as the country’s development takes place when the rule of law, freedom of judiciary and people’s trust in law exit,” he said.
The minister was inaugurating a judicial administration training of lower court judges as the chief guest at the Judicial Administration Training Institute in the city.
He said sections 22 and 94 (4) of the Constitution framed by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman stipulate the freedom of judiciary. “The judiciary would have been freed much earlier had Bangabandhu not assassinated in 1975. After killing of Bangabandhu, a culture of impunity developed in the country,” he said.
Anisul said the judiciary is burdened with some 34 lakh cases and training is necessary to deal with various types of cases.
Dhaka, Nov 25 (UNB) - Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus was in Paris and Lille, France from November 19-21 to be part of the Yunus and You Campus tour in response to their interest in getting the updates on social businesses to redesign the economic framework.
In Paris, Prof Yunus went to Les Canaux, where the meeting of the Olympic 2024 Strategic Committee, which is charged with ensuring the social business content of the Paris 2024 Olympics, took place.
Head of Olympic organising committee, four junior ministers of France, regional Mayors of Paris and civil society leaders of France attended the meeting, said Yunus Centre on Sunday.
Yunus emphasised on finalising the key features of this Social Business Olympic in the next six months so that the preparations and implementations can take place smoothly by 2024.
Representatives of the government, athletics and civil society expressed their expectations from this unique Olympic.
Prof Yunus’ YY Campus Tour started with Université Catholique de Lille in Lille, where University President-Rector Pierre Giorgini welcomed Prof Yunus on his arrival.
He was interviewed in the University Media Lab by Frederik Claeye. He also had meeting with representative of the Enterprise and Social Impact Business chair.
At the first YY Campus Tour Conference, Prof Yunus addressed students and delivered his messages for the new generation, inspired by his latest book: A World of Three Zeroes.
A panel of speakers, students and social business activists all very committed to the dissemination of social business were present in the YY campus tour conferences.
After Lille, Prof Yunus went on to Sciences Po in Paris, as the second YY Campus Tour conference.
He was welcomed by the Dean and the academic team of the university. Sciences Po is a prestigious and influential academic institution in the social sciences in France.
Prof Yunus was interviewed for the Voyage for Change Documentary. In the framework of this documentary, four teenagers interview personalities from the development world.
The film will show, through the eyes of young teenagers, the challenges that their generation face, and what should be done to mitigate them.
Prof Yunus signed an MoU to launch Yunus Social Business Centre with Sorbonne University Business School on November 20.
Sorbonne’s Yunus Social Business Centre is the 65th centre around the world, and the 10th in France.