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Call for mainstreaming gender in anti-corruption activities for sustainable development

Youth debaters stressed on reducing corruption to attain SDG 5 through women empowerment, inclusion of women in decision-making process and mainstreaming gender in anti-corruption activities. The unanimous call was made in the final round of two-day national inter-university debate competition held on 4 March 2018.
Organised by TIB at its Dhaka office to generate awareness on role of women, development and good governance, a total of 96 debaters from 32 universities, both public and private, competed in the parliamentary-styled debate competition on the theme ‘Sustainable Development Goals, Good Governance and Women’ from 3 March to mark International Women’s Day 2018. The topic of the final round was ‘corruption and economic debilitation are the main obstacle in achieving SDG 5’. 
In the final of the competition, Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX) emerged Champion by defeating Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) while Mr.  Jalal Md. Ashraf of BUTEX bagged the coveted `Best Debater’ award.
Outreach and Communication Director of TIB Dr. Rezwan ul Alam distributed prizes among the participants.