• Brigadier General M Zahid Hasan, ndc, psc NDC




Over the last years, Bangladesh has been trying to improve the backwardness regarding women issues as well as to achieve considerable progress in socio-cultural and economic sectors for women. In spite of these achievements, a large portion of women in this country have yet to be empowered to participate actively in the social, cultural, economic, and political sectors. The Constitution of Bangladesh guarantees equal rights to all citizens; but family matters such as marriage, divorce, custody, maintenance, inheritance, discriminative laws against women etc. are not monitored as expected. In Bangladesh the socio-cultural and religious constitution imposes a number of constraints on women, hampering their access to various resources and services. The life of a woman is dominated by a patriarchal and patrilineal social customary system. More frequently, such a system upholds a rigid division of labour that controls the mobility, roles and responsibility and sexuality of women. In order to bring the women in the mainstream of the society cultural awareness, reform in education sector, improving health sector, more access to resources and services are to be addressed. Implementing the legal rights of women, execution of gender sensitive budget and women development policy certainly would empower women in Bangladesh.


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How to Cite

Brigadier General M Zahid Hasan, ndc, psc. (2015). WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN BANGLADESH: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES. NDC E-JOURNAL, 14(2), 1-16. Retrieved from https://ndcjournal.ndc.gov.bd/ndcj/index.php/ndcj/article/view/155

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