Daffodil International University held a seminar on ‘Elimination of Violence against Women’ on Saturday.
The university’s Committee for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment organised the event at its own campus in Ashulia to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, read a press release.
Dr Fauzia Moslem, president of Bangladesh Mohila Parishad, was present as the chief guest while Mahfuza Liza BPM, SP (Internal Affairs), Special Branch of Bangladesh Police, was present as the resource person at the seminar.
Besides, Shamima Afroze, district judge of Nari O Shishu Nirjatan Domon Tribunal, was present as the guest of honor.
Addressing the function, Dr Fauzia Moslem said, ‘we want a world where all men and women can live with equal dignity. But unfortunately, the truth is that we have not been able to build such a world yet.
“In this world, women are still the victims of violence. Everyone must come forward to stop this violence. She also said that there are many cases of male abuse in the society. We see often that men are also abused, but it is less than women. The practice of unequal power is responsible for abuse,” she added.
Dr Farhana Helal Mehtab, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, presided over the programme.