In Cox’s Bazar, the women members of the family were trained on gender and leadership development to make the families stronger and socially developed. In order to contribute to the alternative economic development of women in jail for the purpose of making women self-reliant, this day-long training was organized by the Coast Foundation at 9 am on Tuesday (October 25) with the financial support of the Swiss Bureau in the hall of the Coast Foundation’s Cox’s Bazar Center.
Ferdous Ara Rumi, joint director of COAST Foundation, gave greetings and welcome speech in the training. He said, women’s power has been able to take a permanent place in people’s minds. Women are unique in form, quality, efficiency and endurance. Creator of mankind. As the saying goes, ‘He who cooks also binds his hair’.
A woman can handle everything at home and outside without any help. Women are no longer behind in modern society. In education, authority, virtue, means shoulder to shoulder with men in all fields, women today have proved that they are not inferior in any respect.
The training instructors were Tarapad Chohan, Senior Upazila Fisheries Officer of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Upazila, Upazila Cooperative Officer Md Ramiz Uddin, Upazila Women Affairs Officer Md Zakir Hossain, COAST Foundation Project Officer Sohel Mahmud.
With 300 fishermen families of Kurushkul and Pokkhali Union of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Upazila, the project was formed into 10 teams and a management committee was formed to manage the team, the president and general secretary of the committee and 20 women leaders participated.
In this 3-day training, the women leaders of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Upazila were trained on gender issues, conflict resolution, qualities of ideal leaders, various activities aimed at empowering women, which organizations can receive government services, what to do during a disaster, how to form developmental savings societies. And how to manage them etc are discussed in detail in this training on the first day.
Tarapad Chohan, Senior Upazila Fisheries Officer of Trainer Upazila, said in the training, if women in fishing families are to be self-reliant, they must come forward as leaders and strengthen their position through leadership. Employing natural resources, the fisherman emphasized the importance of the women members of the family to become self-reliant. They also said that natural resources should be utilized to make themselves self-reliant. Only if they can make themselves self-reliant can they lead and only if they can lead will their position in the society become stronger and stronger.
Through all these trainings, the leadership of the female members of the fishermen family will be created under this project. Each of them will work for women’s rights, alternative employment will be created. Women’s education will increase.