Monday, 9 July 2012

South Asian women MPs meet kicks switch off

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Author / source: Independent online/bdnews24

DHAKA: South Asian women parliamentarians Conference began in Dhaka on Sunday with the aim to increase the participation of women leadership in the development process.

About 100 women take part in the four-day Conference legislators - 60 from Bangladesh - and 40 from other South Asian countries.

"Peace, prosperity and democracy are focal points of the discussion where participants can exchange their experiences," said free speaks of the US Embassy in Dhaka Nick Dean at the opening session in the Radisson Hotel.

USAID, UKAID and Asia Foundation are the organizers of the Conference, where women take part of executives from Afghanistan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The Conference would serve to a regional network of parliamentarians women start and she would set up a secretariat, to communicate with each other, has Dean.

Bangladesh Deputy Chairman of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury said that Bangladesh 11 in the category of women political leaders in the world category.

She said that the journey of women leadership in Bangladesh in 1970 began when National Assembly election won seven women.

Source: theindependentbd.com

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