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.