Staff Reporter, Rangpur :
Labiba experienced what it means to be the Deputy Commissioner of Rangpur when she symbolically took over the rolefor a day. #GirlsTakeover campaign is held every year by Plan International globally and in Bangladesh to celebrate the International Day of the Girl is a demand for urgent social and political change to tear down the barriers of discrimination that hold girls back.
Labiba participated as the chief guest in a discussion session and award-giving ceremony held on the occasion of National Girls Child Day 2020 organized by the Woman Affairs Department of Rangpur. Kawshar Parvin, Deputy Director of Woman Affairs Department of Rangpur presided over the meeting. Ashish Kumar Bakshi, Divisional Manager of Plan International Bangladesh was present as a special guest.
Labiba distributed award among the winners of the essay competition. Later on, Labiba addressed in the meeting, shared her views, feelings, explained her experience
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In 1959, Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated first in her class from Columbia Law School.
Thirty-four years later, at her confirmation hearing for the US Supreme Court, Ginsburg remembered the “many indignities” — instances of gender bias — that she’d faced during law school. Ginsburg, who passed away this month, was only one of a few women in her class, and at a dinner with the dean of the law school, they were asked to justify taking the place of a male applicant.
This behavior clearly wouldn’t fly in 2020. Administrators would be ousted; headlines would be made.
But gender discrimination is still part of most women’s daily lives.
In place of the flagrant offenses that Ginsburg and her classmates encountered is something more subtle. Educators, employers, and politicians all too frequently question women’s professional