Gender Reality in Bangladesh: Issues and Possibilities
Bangladesh has made marked strides in many social development indicators such as: structural, economic, cultural, education, healthcare, and political policies. Experience reveals that the influence of patriarchy has not stood in the way of the country’s progress and has not hindered women’s development or minimization of the gender gap. The country now ranks 50 in the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) covering 153 countries leaving India, China, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan far behind. The present paper is a modest endeavor to make sense of the country’s trajectory of women’s development: its attainments and initiatives, problems, and possibilities.
Women, Higher Education and Democracy in Bangladesh
Abstract The constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh emphasizes that women needs to be adequately represented in all walks of life, including higher education. It is obviously crucial for […]
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