Women, Higher Education and Democracy in Bangladesh
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 democracy that women are able to express their views and opinions in the discourses which shape public policy. The question is to what extent the higher educational institutions in Bangladesh have facilitated the participation of women in the higher educational public sphere. Closer inspection however reveals that the socio-cultural norms of Bangladeshi society have prevented women from fully participating in the public sphere of higher educational institutions. The case of Bangladesh illustrates that there is a pertinent need for cultural transformation which facilitates change in the attitude towards women. And there is a compelling need to carry out a democratic restructuring of the educational institutions of Bangladesh.
Gender Reality in Bangladesh: Issues and Possibilities
Abstract 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 […]
Racial Discrimination and Northeast Indian Women: The Pandemic Experience
Abstract The case of women from Northeast India stands out as emblematic of the challenging state of minority affairs throughout the country. Substantiated examples of racial discrimination have been reported […]
Education and Development in North Korea: The Push for a “Science-Based Economy” Under Kim Jong Un
Abstract This Issue Brief analyzes the development of education in North Korea with particular focus on the Kim Jong Un era and the recent government’s emphasis on scientific development. Once […]
North Korean Women as New Economic Agents: Drivers and Consequences
Abstract This Issue Brief explores the changing social and economic role of women in North Korea since the so-called Arduous March of the 1990s. With the breakdown of the public […]
Taking Stock of China’s Anti-Discrimination Legislation
Summary China’s transition to a socialist market economy in 1978 – resulting in increased competition, especially in the labor market – introduced greater opportunities for discrimination. Since the 1990’s, China […]
Economic Dreams and Geopolitical Realities: How will the India-China-Russian Dynamic Unfold in Greater Central Asia?
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Greater Central Asia (GCA) has undertaken various efforts to reshape the political and economic landscape of Asia. This has driven a process by […]