‘FBCCI is working to reduce gender inequality in the workplace’

block

Business Desk :
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the apex trade organization of the country is working to reduce gender inequality in the workplace and supporting the economic empowerment of women.
The Acting President of FBCCI and Senior Vice President Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu opined this during a meeting with the IFC delegation at the FBCCI office on Wednesday, read a press release.
Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu said, Women have come a long way in Bangladesh, but the destination of gender equality and economic empowerment is still far.
“Under the committed and visionary leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh, I am confident that Bangladeshi women will continue to be successful in every area in the next decade and beyond – and FBCCI on behalf of the private sector is always ready to support this journey,” he added.
He also said, “Creating an enabling environment for women to get gainful employment will help Bangladesh achieve its growth aspirations. Making public spaces safe for women will be critical to enabling their full participation in the economy.”
FBCCI Acting President said that the Government’s successive Five Year Plans emphasized gender equality and sought to promote women’s entrepreneurship and participation in regional and international trade. As a result of this long walk towards equality, many women are benefiting from an environment that enables business startups and greater access to a digital economy.
While addressing the meeting, IFC representative Shabnam Hameed appreciated FBCCI’s role during this ongoing economic crisis.
She said that, IFC Bangladesh is currently designing private sector engagement on advancing women’s employment in Bangladesh including workplace, gender, climate, job, etc. She invited FBCCI to join their initiative.

block