9 February, 2017

Women in Justice Initiative Conducts Outreach to Law Students

Last Updated: 9 February 2017



On January 30, 2017; Justice for All Program (JFA) and Metropolitan University, Sylhet; jointly organized a University Experience Sharing and Discussion Meeting at Professor Habibur Rahman Library Hall at Metropolitan University (MU), Sylhet. 98 female students have attended the discussion meeting. The event is inaugurated by Dr. M Rabiul Hossain, Professor and Dean, School of Law of Metropolitan University, Sylhet; Vice President of Sylhet District Bar Association Advocate Zebun Nahar Selim as a key discussant and Supreme Court Advocate Mr. Ohidur Rahman Chowdhury; Assistant Professor Sheikh Ashrafur Rahman, Head of Department of Law and Justice; took part in the event as panel discussant. A video documentary on Women in Justice was shown and information from the 2016 Findings Our Voices survey of women in the legal professions was presented at the event.


Dr. M Rabiul Hossain stated that, “Legal profession is a profession of sincerity, dedication and continue study; though it is very tough for woman to achieve success but they are very confident in legal profession”. Advocate Zebun Nahar Selim expressed that working arena for legal professionals are very wide but it is not very easy to become successful in this profession. She added that women professionals have to work with integrity and dedication with study because there is no alternative to achieve success than study and hard work. Supreme Court Advocate Ohidur Rahman Chowdhury noted a apprentice learns her first lesson about her new working arena from her senior. He suggested students to choose a senior lawyer for doing her apprenticeship carefully.


Participant Debaroti Deb expressed that it is very difficult for a woman to build career in the legal profession, but we have to promote ourselves in the legal profession by facing challenges and create a position ourselves with confidence”.


This experience sharing session and discussion meeting was organized as one of several outreach initiatives offered to motivate female law students to become judges and lawyers through JFA’s Women in Justice Initiative. Through dialogue sessions, discussion meetings, and a problem-solving forum, JFA is working with local stakeholders, including both women and men, to advance gender equity and empower legal professionals and law students throughout Bangladesh.