Costumes have nothing to do with sexual harassment, says Principal Abdur Rahman
Taskina Yeasmin of DOT
Dress has nothing to do with sexual assault or harassment. The epithet “Purdah” is not only related with women. It is not some pieces of cloth just to wrap one’s body or face. Rather practicing constraint of mind is far more important and men need to understand it.
The boys who harass women, their parents should be informed about their sons’ activities. Many families hinder their girls to come out of home for pursuing education if harassed on road and this should be conveyed to parents of the boys, said Principal of Sheikh Borhan Uddin Post Graduate College Professor Md. Abdur Rahman yesterday at an opinion sharing meeting styled “Teasing and Implementation of the High Court Decision to resist Sexual Oppression.” Bangladesh Mahila Parisad organized this meeting.
Principal Md. Abdur Rahman also said, “We will have to be conscious ourselves to desist teasing and harassment and improve ourselves ethically in such a way so that every man comes to the realization to harm no woman. Teachers’ advice need to be followed in resisting sexual harassment,” he added.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Mahila Parisad Advocate Masuda Rehana Begum said, “Bangladesh Mahila Parisad has been working for last 49 years to make a balanced and equitable status of men and women in family, society and state. We are working in multi-dimensional approaches to free our family, society and state from all sorts of cruelties towards women and children.”
Bangladesh Mahila Parisad is extending legal support to women and children on one hand and also offering shelter to the most destitute women and children in its shelter home named “Rokeya Sadan.” It is working for drafting of equitable and gender friendly law and also holding opinion sharing meetings with students of schools-colleges-universities.
Advocate Maksuda Akhter, Director of Bangladesh Mahila Parisad Legal Advocacy and Lobbey discussed on the High Court decision on preventing eve teasing, sexual harassment and repression of women. She also highlighted the recommendations of Bangladesh Mahila Parisad in this regard.
Translated by: Audity Falguni.