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Speaker stresses women education

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Staff Reporter
Stressing the importance of women education, Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Sunday urged young women to work hard for overcoming the present challenges and those lying ahead.
She made the call while addressing a symposium, titled ‘What Should Young Women Think and Do?’ on the third day of the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo (WAW! Tokyo 2014) in Tokyo.
On this occasion, Sophia University invited some of the important women leaders as panelists and organized the dialogue with students, according to a message received here.
It was a rare occasion where students directly asked the leaders' issues of their interest, including how the leaders, met challenges and overcame difficulties.
Tawakel Karman (Yemen), an activist and a politician who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work in Yemen and Ambassador Melanne Verveer (USA), the first US Ambassador for Global Women's Issues also spoke as panelists.
Dr Shirin, the first woman and youngest-ever Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament, shared her experiences how she came to the present stage.
She also said women should be treated as human being and be allowed to work accordingly instead of considering them only women.
Earlier, the Sophia University President welcomed the Speaker at the symposium.