November 26, 2020, 4:22 am
Md. Latiful Azam, Kishorigonj (Nilphamari): A human chain and rally was organized by Kishoreganj Upazila Women’s Development Forum in Nilphamari.
The rally was held at the Upazila Parishad premises on Thursday morning in collaboration with the Democracy Watch ‘Aparajita’ project. Women leaders and UP women members from different unions of the upazila attended the event and raised their demands.
The team has to play a courageous and effective role in the team. Significant demands in the human chain are- “The nomination of women in direct elections should be increased. Women workers who can play an effective role in improving the status and position of women in the area should be nominated. In the forthcoming Union Parishad elections, one-third of the women should be nominated in a party manner.
Shapla Begum, female vice chairman of the Upazila Parishad, presided over the rally. Rabiul Islam Babu, vice chairman (male) of the Upazila Parishad, Nargis Begum, a female leader and female UP member of Kishoreganj Sadar Union, Mina Begum, a female leader and UP member of Baravita Union and Hasina, a female member of Garagram UP Begum Pramukh.
Khursid Jahan,Upazila Co-ordinator of Aparajita Project was present at the occasion. Later, memorandums were handed over to the Upazila Election Office and leaders and activists of different political parties.