Prime minister Sheikh Hasina received Global Women’s Leadership Award. Sheikh Hasina received the Global Women’s Leadership Award at the 2018 Global Summit of Women in Sydney.
US-based NGO Global Summit of Women honoured her with the award for her outstanding leadership in advancing women education and women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, Asia and Asia-pacific region.
President of the Summit Irene Natividad handed over the award, a lifetime honour, to Hasina at the Global Women’s Leadership Award Gala Dinner Friday evening (local time).
She received the Award on Friday called for mobilising a new global alliance to promote women rights and empowerment as she was conferred with Global Women’s Leadership Award for her outstanding contribution to their cause.
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Global Leadership Award
Sheikh Hasina received the prestigious accolade from Global Summit of Women president Irene Natividad amid thunderous clapping of nearly 1500 women leaders from across the globe who joined the summit.
The women leaders gave a standing ovation to the Bangladesh prime minister for several minutes on the occasion.
A video documentary on the political life of Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh’s economic progress and different steps taken by her government for women empowerment was screened earlier.
Prime minister’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana and foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali, among others, were present on the occasion.
Sheikh Hasina said: “I am highly glad and deeply honored” to receive the Global Women Leadership Award 2018 and she dedicated it to the women across the world, who have shown their might in changing their lots.
“It is a great pleasure for me to see the women change-makers,” the premier said and extended sincere thanks to the Global Summit of Women for nominating her for the prestigious accolade and organizing this gala event.
She urged all to work together to overcome traditional gender stereotypes regarding women’s ability and reach out marginal and vulnerable women who were still less fed, not schooled, under-paid and violated.
The premier particularly stressed creating equal opportunities for women in all sectors of life and livelihoods and said no woman and girl should be left behind. She also called for women’s enhanced productivity by addressing health hazards specific to women.