BMP slogan. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.BMP slogan. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy

The Norwegian Ambassador visits Bangladesh Mahila Parishad in Barisal

Last updated: 17.12.2014 // On December 8th – 11th 2014, the Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh, H. E. Merete Lundemo together with the President of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, Ayesha Khanam, General Secretary Maleka Banu and BMP Central Committee members visited the district branch of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) in Barisal, southern Bangladesh. During her field visit, the Ambassador met and discussed with a number of BMP volunteers and beneficiaries in Barisal, Kaukhali, Shorupkati and Kuriana. On the last day of her visit, Ambassador Lundemo partook in a colourful mass rally which kicked off the 2014 BMP Barisal District Conference.

In her speeches, the Ambassador commended Bangladesh Mahila Parishad for its continuous struggle to advance women’s rights and women’s empowerment in Bangladesh, including greater female representation in politics and business life. She expressed her undivided support for the organization’s work against child marriage, gender inequality and violence against women, issues requiring paramount attention throughout the country.  

Ambassador Lundemo praised BMP for working closely with Bangladeshi authorities, and stressed her appreciation - and Norway’s continuous support - for this long-time trusted, respected and reliable development partner of Norway in Bangladesh.

The Ambassador of Norway to Bangladesh, H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo together with Bangladesh Mahila Parishad President Ms. Ayesha Khanam, General Secretary Ms. Maleka Banu and other BMP Central Committee members. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.The Ambassador of Norway to Bangladesh, H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo together with Bangladesh Mahila Parishad President Ms. Ayesha Khanam, General Secretary Ms. Maleka Banu and other BMP Central Committee members. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy
 

H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo meets with beneficiaries and Executive Committee members of BNP Kaukhali district branch. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo meets with beneficiaries and Executive Committee members of BNP Kaukhali district branch. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy
 

H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo together with BMP members, beneficiaries and Senior Adviser of Development Affairs at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Mr. Morshed Ahmed. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo together with BMP members, beneficiaries and Senior Adviser of Development Affairs at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Mr. Morshed Ahmed. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy
 

H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo attends the BMP rally which kicked off the 2014 BMP Barisal District Conference. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo attends the BMP rally which kicked off the 2014 BMP Barisal District Conference. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy
 

Image from the BMP rally. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.Image from the BMP rally. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy
 

From left: BMP General Secretary Ms. Maleka Banu, BMP President Ms. Ayesha Khanam and H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo at the BMP rally. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.From left: BMP General Secretary Ms. Maleka Banu, BMP President Ms. Ayesha Khanam and H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo at the BMP rally. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy
 

Image from the BMP rally. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.Image from the BMP rally. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy
 

The new generation BMP leaders? Girls attending the organization's rally. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.The new generation BMP leaders? Girls attending the organization's rally. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy
 

H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo and BMP President Ms. Ayesha Khanam right before releasing pigeons as a symbol of peace and hope. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo and BMP President Ms. Ayesha Khanam right before releasing pigeons as a symbol of peace and hope. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy
 

H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo and BMP leaders rejoicing the pigeon release. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo and BMP leaders rejoicing the pigeon release. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy
 

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