Dhaka, Bangladesh
Govt ensuring women's social safety

Govt ensuring women's social safety

Says PM, stresses educating them on technical know-how for jobs

News Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday stressed the need for providing technical education to women so that they can get jobs easily. The Prime Minister said that the government has taken various social safety net programmes, including old age and widow allowances for the women. Sheikh Hasina asked the authorities concerned to enhance the financial capacity of the Joyeeta Foundation as a specialised organisation. She gave the directive during a meeting of the Joyeeta Foundation Board of Governors at her official residence Ganobhaban. In the meeting the PM put emphasis on enhancing the capacity of the grassroots-level women entrepreneurs and improve the Foundation's organisational strength. Sheikh Hasina also said women entrepreneurs should be groomed as skilled ones so that they could engage in multipurpose entrepreneurship. The Prime Minister said the main aim of the Joyeeta Foundation, an initiative of the government, is to eradicate poverty and make women self-reliant so that they could live in society with greater dignity. The Prime Minister laid emphasis on building the Joyeeta Foundation in such a way so that the women involved with it could take pride of this organisation, PM's deputy secretary KM Shakhawat Moon told the reporters after the meeting. She also said initiatives have to be taken to make the Foundation more effective and brighten its image. (Inputs taken from UNB)

Share |