Thursday, January 21, 2021 | ePaper

"I will work to prevent violence against women, and child marriage," says Rimu

  • Print


Our Correspondent :
Rima Sultana Rimu, who has been included in BBC's annual list of 100 inspiring and influential women around the world, is active in working to prevent violence against women and child marriage.
"Young women must play an essential role in sustaining peace and preventing violence against them and child marriage across the country. We should prevent it collectively. As a woman, I am very much interested to work for women to establish their rights," she said"
"When I went to work in the Rohingya camp, I noticed the discrimination against women very closely. Therefore,
    
it is necessary to create awareness among women by educating them," says Rima, who teaches at a school in Cox's Bazar's Ramu upazila.
"I am grateful to my organization Jago Nari Unnayan Sangstha and the recognition will inspire me to do more creative and humanitarian work in the future."
"People need to play a role for the welfare of themselves. The youth should not give up doing good deeds. We must always strive to meet the challenges."
For several years, Rima Sultana has been propelling humanitarian activities to address the Rohingya refugee situation - by promoting education for Rohingya refugee women and children, eliminating gender inequality, propelling age-based literacy activities, and promoting peace, security and women advancement through radio broadcasts and theater performances.
In 2019, while serving for Jago Nari Unnayan Sangstha, she was elected the girl's ambassador of the UN Department of Women's Affairs.
She is also a member of Cox's Bazar-based Young Women Leaders for Peace and an activist for the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders working for the welfare of adolescents from conflict-ridden countries.

More News For this Category

Can people say they have a govt and police to protect them?

A ghastly gang rape that included police officer also reported in the media is so shocking that one has to believe-the country is completely in the hands of lawless

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US president

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US president

International Desk :Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country reeling from deep political divides, a battered

Trump departs White House in final hours as president, travels to Florida

Trump departs White House in final hours as president, travels to Florida

International Desk  :President Donald Trump promoted his time in office Wednesday morning in a send-off speech to supporters at Joint Base Andrews as he left Washington in his final hours

What Biden and Harris' first day in White House will look like

International Desk :President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' transition team announced that their first-day agenda will include the signing of executive orders, reports CNN.The Biden-Harris transition team on

Nationwide vaccination drive likely to start from February 8

Staff Reporter :The government is likely to start nationwide vaccination programme on 8 February."The trial vaccination will begin by 28 January at Kurmitola Hospital. After observing the vaccinated people for

City dwellers agonizing with mosquito infestation

Noman Mosharef :The allegations of mosquito infestation by city dwellers are in almost all areas of the capital Dhaka around the year.The two city corporation had been tried to control

3 killed in Faridpur road crash

Our Correspondent  :Three people were killed and 25 others injured as a passenger bus overturned on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Bhanga upazila of Faridpur on Wednesday.One of the deceased was Rashid

Newlywed bride ‘commits suicide’ a day after marriage

News Desk  :A 21-year-old girl reportedly committed suicide at Basail upazila in Tangail district on Wednesday one day after her marriage.Deceased Jannatul Rubaiyet Tanni, 21, was the wife of Sadek

DITF postponed for Covid-19

News Desk  :The government has postponed Dhaka International Trade Fair-2021 considering the risk of getting infected by the Covid-19.The Ministry of Commerce took the decision on Wednesday.The DITF 2021 was

Lowest Covid deaths in 8 and half months

News Desk :Bangladesh on Wednesday reported eight deaths from coronavirus, the lowest fatality in last eight and a half month. With this, the country's death toll stood at 7,950, the