The conference on Monday (March 19) at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban Auditorium of Dhaka University (DU).
Vice-Chancellor of DU Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the conference as the chief guest. The Department of Law of DU and Bangladesh Legal Aid & Services Trust (BLAST) have jointly organized this event.
Dean of the Faculty of Law of DU Prof. Dr. Md. Rahmat Ullah presided over the inaugural function while Ambassador of Netherlands in Bangladesh Leoni Margaretha Cueleneare addressed it as the guest of honor. Senior Advocate of Bangladesh Supreme Court Dr. Kamal Hossain, Senior Advisor of Global Legal Empowerment Network Marlon J. Manuel, Consultant of BLAST Barrister Faria Ahmad and Professor of the Department of Public Administration of DU Dr. Ferdous Jahan presented papers in the opening session. Honorary Executive Director of BLAST Sara Hossain delivered welcome address.
DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman urged the professionals, lawyers, academicians and social activists to work together to make Bangladesh a country of gender equality, social justice and women empowerment. Terming Bangladesh’s achievement as developing country the VC said we have to work hard now to ensure overall socio-economic development. He stressed the need for eradicating gender discrimination and establishing access to justice for women in every sphere of our society for making Bangladesh a developed country.
Academicians, lawyers, researchers and human rights activists from home and abroad are participating in the conference.