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Monday, 14 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

Karmajibi Nari(KN) on Saturday held a review meeting on the role of women in the next general elections at the city's Skill Development Centre.

An environment conducive to women casting their votes in the elections free from influences of black money and criminal activities has to be created, said Shirin Akhter, president of the organisation.

She also emphasised the need for ensuring inclusion the names of all workers and day labourers in the voters' roll.

She said the government and the Election Commission should consider the role of women in the polls more seriously, adding, 'It is important to hold dialogue with the political parties to implement the election roadmap.'

The Election Commission should also invite individuals, women organisations to such dialogues, Shirin said.

In her opinion, a consensus has to be built to ensure 33 per cent representation of women in the political parties.

Alak Sarkar, Mahmuda Imam, Arifa Akhter Onu, Fatima Hossain, Santa Maria, Farhana Urmi, and Aparna Singh also spoke at the meeting.

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