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Civil society recommends budget allocation to prevent violence against women

  • Published at 04:57 pm May 28th, 2017
Civil society recommends budget allocation to prevent violence against women
The budget for 2017-18 fiscal year should allocate funds to prevent violence against women and combat the rising cases of gender violence. The recommendation was made during Bangladesh Economic Association's (BEA) proposals to the government about the upcoming budget, on Sunday. Professor Dr Abul Barakat, former president of BEA, presented their budget proposals- with 94 recommendation at the BEA auditorium. This budget proposed by the government will yield a revenue of tk7,25,312cr, which is thrice times more than the last fiscal year, said Abul Barakat. Keeping the new revenue in mind, Abul's recommendation was to allocate tk1000cr for the prevention of violence against women and children. Abul Barakat said: “Although many seminars have been organized to speak on the issue of  violence against women and children there has not been a central institution working to prevent this which is why there needs to be budget allocation for this. “Identifying the fact that women have fundamental rights necessary steps should be taken in the national budget to implement this. This includes ensuring social security, equality and the ability to access justice that needs a specific budget allocation.” The proposed budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year has increased to Tk9,14,789cr which is Tk4,50,240cr more than the current year's budget. Abul Barakat recommended the budget for education should also be increased, saying: “One in every three students is now studying under Madrasa board learning unscientific and discriminatory uncritical thinking skills. “This also keeps these students stuck in poverty having gained no employable skills. What we see is just an incitement of communal violence and this is deadly for the future of Bangladesh. “So we to recommend they remove this divide in the education sector and introduce a standardized model by increasing the budget.” They also recommend an increase of Tk1000cr to combat maternal mortality and an increase of Tk500cr to combat infant mortality.
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