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12:00 AM, March 09, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 09, 2018

Indigenous women still insecure

Speakers tell Int'l Women's Day rally

Women in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) feel insecure as they are still victims of violence, torture, rape and killing even after CHT Peace Accord.

The violence against indigenous women is increasing day by day, said speakers at a programme in Rangamati town on the occasion of International Women's Day yesterday, reports our correspondent.

They also demanded impartial investigation into the rape of a Marma girl and sexual harassment of her sister.

Parbattya Chattagram Mahila Samity and Hill Women's Federation jointly organised the programme at Shilpakala Academy hall in the town.

Parbattya Chattagram Mahila Samity Vice President Sona Rani Chakma presided over the programme.

Meanwhile, United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) Hill Women Federation, Ghilachari Nari Nirjaton Protirodh Committee and Parbattya Chattagram Nari Sangha held a rally in the town on the occasion.

In Gaibandha, Santal community in Gobindaganj upazila at a rally vowed to establish rights of women on the occasion of International Women's Day, reports our correspondent.

Voluntary organisation Abalambon with the cooperation of UNDP organised the rally.

The speakers said indigenous women are being deprived of proper education, medicare facilities, jobs and shelter and  they face disparity in all respects.

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