Dhaka, 28 April, Abnews: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for mobilizing 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.
"We have to forge a new alliance to support the women and uphold their rights. Together, we must act on our shared culture, tradition and values to benefit millions of women in need," she said while receiving the award at a Gala Dinner of the Global Summit of Women 2018.
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.
The US-based Global Summit of Women conferred the award on Sheikh Hasina for her leadership in women's education and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh.
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.