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Moves underway to create 28,000 women entrepreneurs in next five yrs

| Updated: March 09, 2018 09:29:01

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Over 28,000 new women entrepreneurs will be created across the country in the next five years in a bid to make them self-employed, according to an official document.

The document on the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's 10 Special Initiatives also mentioned that a plan has been taken to provide training to over 56,100 women by June 2020 for engaging them in various income-generating activities, reports BSS.

According to the document, the government is implementing the Urban based Marginal Women Development Project (second phase) to provide necessary per cent by 2020 and motivating the rural women to participate in local and national elections by creating leadership among them.

The official document also highlighted some of the major progress that the country achieved in empowering women in the recent years. These include establishing various organisations to expedite women empowerment, enacting anti-repression law for protecting women and setting up over 13,000 rural maternity healthcare centres all over the country.

As many as 40 ministries have also been brought under gender sensitive budgeting in order to ensure women participation in government activities.

Educated but unemployed 13,432 women have been trained under district based woman computer training project.

With a view to creating job and increasing income through skill development 1.9 million women have so far been trained under various programmes.

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