Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Saturday called for raising awareness to stop rape and violence on women and children.
"Punishment of those who will be found involved with incidents of rape and violence on women and children must be ensured," she said.
Shirin was addressing as the chief guest at a view-exchange with members of parliament (MPs) on 'what to do to prevent violence and rape on women and children' at the oath-taking room of JS Bhaban.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) arranged the view-exchange.
NHRC Chairman Nasima Begum chaired the function while NHRC full-time member Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed delivered the welcome address.
Speaker Shirin Sharmin said women empowerment has been ensured under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She said workplaces and public places should be brought under CCTV camera surveillance to ensure safety and security of women.
Males should be conscious and responsive in preventing rape and violence on women and guardians should instill positive outlook into male offspring since childhood, she mentioned.
The speaker said awareness raising leaflets containing appropriate guidelines should be distributed at female schools and colleges.
Lawmakers ASM Firoj, Rashed Khan Menon, Shamsul Haque Tuku, Meher Afroj Chumki, Rawshan Ara Mannan, Fakhrul Imam, Md Habibe Millat, Habibun Nahar, Lutfunnesa Khan, Aroma Dutta, Shamima Akhter, Syeda Rubina Akhter, Advocate Khodeja Nasreen Akhter Hossain, Mohammad Shahiduzzaman and Advocate Gloria Sarker were present on the occasion.
NHRC officials and Speaker's PS Md Kamal Billah were also present.