International Event

Women’s Empowerment and Elimination of Gender Discrimination Meeting held in Bangladesh

On Wednesday, July 12, a discussion titled “Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality, Particularly Women’s Empowerment through Developmental Education” took place at the WFP’s Bangladesh headquarters in the Agargaon IDB Bhawan in Dhaka. A number of national and international development activists participated in the event both in person and online.

TMSS Executive Director Professor Dr. Hosne Ara Begum spoke as a development celebrity in this important meeting. Residential Representative and Country Director Domenico Scalpelli presided over the event. Other senior officers of WFP were present at the time.

In order to develop national nutrition, Prof. Dr. Hosne Ara Begum called for a national-based program to promote nutrition development. This program would encourage people nationwide to eat cheap and readily available rural vegetables like kachu and tarutala while avoiding processed foods like fast food. The World Food Program officials responded favorably to her invitation

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